Summary Box: Assange can continue extradition case

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NEW HOPE: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted permission by British judges to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations. He will be allowed to apply to Britain’s Supreme Court to argue that Europe’s process of carrying out extradition was flawed.

THE CAVEAT: He was warned that his chances of success are slim.

NEXT STEPS: Assange has 14 days to submit a written request for a hearing. The decision means Assange won’t face immediate deportation and is likely to spend a second Christmas living under curfew at a supporter’s country estate in eastern England.