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Court sets date to examine Assange extradition

Sweden's attempt to extradite the WikiLeaks founder for questioning on sexual assault allegations will be examined by a London court on February 7-8.

Sweden's attempt to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for questioning on sexual assault allegations will be examined by a London court on February 7-8, a judge said today.

The date for the full extradition hearing came during a 10-minute hearing at Woolwich Crown Court in southeast London at which Assange spoke only to confirm his name and address.