Extradition hearing set for Wikileaks Assange

Wikileaks editor Julian Assange has been given a court date for a hearing into whether he will be extradited to Sweden to face questioning on sexual assault charges.

Wikileaks editor Julian Assange has been given a court date for a hearing into whether he will be extradited to Sweden to face questioning on sexual assault charges.

Assange appeared at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in south London on Tuesday for a management hearing into the extradition case. After hearing submissions, Judge Nicholas Evans set the date for the extradition hearing itself for 7 and 8 February.

The defense team asked that Assange's bail conditions be relaxed on those dates to make it easier for him to attend court in Woolwich, to which the judge agreed. Under the terms of his bail, Assange must keep to a curfew at Ellingham Hall in Suffolk, home of Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith, and wear an electronic tag. On the 6 and 7 February, he will be allowed to stay at the Frontline Club in London.

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