WikiLeaks' Assange Apears in London Court for Hearing on Sex Crimes Charges

Julian Assange is accused of sexual misconduct by two women he met during a visit to Stockholm last year.

LONDON - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has arrived in court to fight an extradition bid over sex crimes allegations.

Assange arrived at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court with lawyer Jennifer Robinson, and made no comment to reporters' shouted questions. He embraced Helena Kennedy, a prominent British lawyer and member of his team, as he walked into the court.

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Celebrity supporters Jemima Khan and Tony Benn also arrived shortly before the case was due to begin Monday.

Assange is accused of sexual misconduct by two women he met during a visit to Stockholm last year. Defense lawyers will argue that he should not be extradited because he has not been charged with a crime, because of flaws in Swedish prosecutors' case - and because a ticket to Sweden could eventually land him in Guantanamo Bay.