The UK Supreme Court has denied Wikileaks founder Julian Assange the chance to have his extradition appeal request re-heard.
Seven judges who dealt with the appeal request that was submitted in February and first denied the application at the end of May repeated their stance unanimously after QC Dinah Rose made the latest request on Tuesday.
Assange is now almost certain to be extradited to Sweden to face potential charges of sexually assaulting two Wikileaks volunteers.
He has denied the allegations and called them a "political stunt".
Assange was arrested in London in 2010 and has been under house arrest for the past two years.
He is the editor-in-chief of the website Wikileaks, a site which has garnered headlines for releasing private government documents to the public.
Earlier this year Wikileaks published millions of "Shadow CIA" emails from US security publisher Stratfor. It was also responsible for publishing a trove of diplomatic cables, many of which proved embarassing for the US government.
This led to numerous clashes with financials firms such as Visa and MasterCard which began blocking payments to the organisation at the behest of governments, causing Wikileaks to issue legal proceedings against the firm.
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