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WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal

LONDON (AP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now has 14 days to decide whether to appeal a decision that would force him to go to Sweden and answer sex crime allegations.

British High Court Judges John Thomas and Duncan Ousely rejected Assange's claims today that it was unfair and unlawful to send him to Scandinavia to be questioned. He's accused in the alleged rape of one woman and the molestation of another in Stockholm last year.

The 40-year-old has denied wrongdoing, and insists the case is politically motivated by those opposed to the work of his secret-spilling organization.

After the judgment, Assange lawyer Mark Summers said he could not say whether or not his client planned to attempt an appeal to Britain's Supreme Court. His legal team has 14 days to decide and the appeals court must grant permission for the appeal.

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