LONDON — "WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost his appeal on Wednesday against extradition to Sweden to answer sex crime allegations.
Judges John Thomas and Duncan Ousely said that Assange, who was in London's High Court to hear the verdict, should be sent to Sweden to be questioned over 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.
Assange's lawyers said they would appeal the verdict at Britain's Supreme Court, the BBC reported. They have 14 days to do so.
Following the judgment Assange emerged from the High Court and delivered a brief statement before a large crowd of journalists.
He said he was considering his next steps in the days ahead but did not elaborate further. He also slammed the amount of spin surrounding his case."