Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who stayed at Ellingham Hall for a year, to fight Supreme Court extradition decision

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange look set to fight on to stop his extradition to Sweden where he faces sex crime allegations.

Today the Supreme Court decided by a 5-2 majority that extradition was lawful for the man who stayed Ellingham Hall, near Bungay, last year, and could go ahead.

But Dinah Rose QC immediately told the country's highest court that Assange was considering an application for his case to be reopened on the basis that there had been a flawed hearing.

Assange, 40, was given 14 days to consider today's judgment before making a final decision on his next move.

The Swedish authorities want him to answer accusations of raping one woman and sexually molesting and coercing another in Stockholm in August 2010 while on a visit to give a lecture.


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Assange, whose WikiLeaks website has published a mass of leaked diplomatic cables that embarrassed several governments and international businesses, says the sex was consensual and the allegations against him are politically motivated.

Today the majority of Supreme Court justices rejected Assange's argument that the European arrest warrant (EAW) issued against him by Sweden was 'invalid and unenforceable'.

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Assange has previously stayed at Ellingham Hall, near Bungay, and reported to Beccles Police station as part of his bail conditions between December 17, 2010 and December 15, 2011, before moving to Kent.

Ellingham Hall is owned by Capt Vaughan Smith, founder of the Frontline Club and supporter of Assange.

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