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Supporters Voice Concerns Over Wikileaks Founder's Extradition to Sweden

Several notable supporters of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, have claimed that he might be extradited to the US without proper legal process if the UK decides to hand him over to Sweden.

In a letter sent to the Daily Telegraph, notable personalities like author Noam Chomsky and director Ken Loach, claimed that the Swedish government will hand him over to the US without an appropriate legal process, The Telegraph reports.

Assange might be extradited to Sweden to face charges of rape and sexual assault on two women. The UK Supreme Court, the highest court in the country, has decided to hear his appeal against the extradition to Sweden, however.

The Supreme Court has scheduled Assange's appeal hearing for February 1 and 2, 2012.

"The chances of Mr. Assange receiving a fair trial in the United States appear remote," as stated in the letter, signed by 74 of his supporters.

"A number of prominent political figures have called for him to be assassinated, and Joe Biden, the Vice-President, has called him a 'high-tech terrorist'. Given this atmosphere of hostility, we hold serious concerns about his safety once in American custody," the letter added.