Summary Box: Assange bids to stop extradition

FIGHTING EXTRADITION: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed an application for the chance to persuade British judges that he should be allowed one last appeal.

WHAT’S HAPPENED SO FAR: Two weeks ago, High Court judges rejected his challenge to an order that he be extradited to Sweden to face questioning about allegations of rape and molestation.

NEXT STEPS: Assange is out on bail under virtual house arrest. His lawyers now must try to persuade 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 Britain’s Supreme Court.