Assange was arrested by UK police at the Ecuadorian embassy on April 11 [File: Kate Green/Anadolu]

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told a a London court he will fight extradition to the United States where he faces trial for one of the largest compromises of classified information in history.

Asked at a hearing at London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court whether he agreed to be extradited to the US, Assange, appearing via a video link from a British prison, said he did not wish to surrender to extradition for doing what he called “journalism that has won many awards”.

The US has requested the extradition of Assange, who was dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London on April 11, and has charged him with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion which carries

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