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Wikileaks' Julian Assange 'would be denied justice'

There is a risk of "denial of justice" if Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is tried for rape in Sweden, his lawyer has told a UK extradition hearing.

Geoffrey Robertson QC said his client could face the death penalty if then sent to the US on separate charges relating to the whistleblowing website.

Prosecutors rejected suggestions the Swedish legal system did not have safeguards against such a "violation".

Mr Assange, 39, denies claims of sexual assault against two women.

Alan Little reports.

  • 07 Feb 2011
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