WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost his appeal against extradition to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault, the BBC reports.
The controversial figure's lawyers say they will be asking the Supreme Court for permission to appeal again.
Assange has said he's afraid that if he's extradited to Sweden, the US could have him extradited again to the States over WikiLeaks' BBC report from January., where he fears he could face the death penalty, according to a
An appeal was made against Assange's extradition in February, but that was denied. Since the beginning of the appeal process the infamous 40-year-old has been living in the UK on bail.
Assange is the man who founded WikiLeaks, the whistleblowing website best known for disclosing classified cables,.
WikiLeaks recently, with Assange claiming the site was fighting a "politically motivated banking blockade led by Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Western Union and the Bank of America."
Assange's legal team have two weeks to appeal to the Supreme Court -- the highest court in the land -- against extradition, on the grounds that it raises issues of general public importance. Assange's supporters at the courthouse today said they were "outraged" by the ruling.
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