London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed an appeal in the High Court here against his extradition from Britain to Sweden to face charges of rape and sexual assault.
No date has been set for a hearing in the High Court, challenging the ruling at Belmarsh Magistrates Court.
The 39-year-old Australian who denies the allegations, had said he would appeal if he did not overturn the European arrest warrant at the first attempt.
He faces being sent to Sweden within 10 days if unsuccessful.
Lawyers for Assange filed the appeal against his extradition to Sweden yesterday. The appeal process is likely to last for months as the WikiLeaks founder remains on bail, living under curfew in a rural mansion in eastern England.