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Lawyer: U.S. charges against WikiLeaks' Assange 'political'

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Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court Thursday that he should not be extradited to the United States to face spying charges because the offenses he is accused of are political in nature.
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News video: UK-U.S. treaty bans Assange's extradition: lawyers

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Lawyers for Julian Assange said on Thursday they will argue that the WikiLeaks founder cannot be sent from Britain to the United States to face spying charges because a treaty between the two countries bans extradition for political offenses. Lauren Anthony reports.

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