WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted permission to apply to England's Supreme Court in a final attempt to block his extradition to Sweden over rape allegations.
(BBC News) London - Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has won the right to petition the UK Supreme Court in his fight against extradition to Sweden.
He lost a High Court battle last month to be extradited over alleged sex offences, which he denies.
Judges refused Mr Assange permission to appeal directly to the Supreme Court - but said his case raised "a question of general public importance".
He can now directly ask the Supreme Court to look at his case.