By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 6:29 PM
LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a bid Tuesday to challenge his extradition to Sweden in Britain’s highest court, says the Judicial Office.
On Nov. 2, two judges rejected the 40-year-old hacker’s challenge to an order that he be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of rape and molestation.
Assange will ask High Court judges at a Dec. 5 hearing to rule that his case raises a question of general public importance and should be considered by the Supreme Court.
Wikileaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson declined to comment on why Assange decided to apply for a hearing in the Supreme Court, saying he did not have the full details.
“This is a personal matter not a WikiLeaks matter,” he told The Associated Press. “This is a separate issue from the organization.”