WikiLeaks' Assange to fight extradition
London - WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has told a London court he will fight extradition to Sweden.
The 39-year-old Australian was appearing before City of Westminster Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
He was asked whether he understood that he could consent to be extradited to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sex crimes.
Assange said that he understood - and that he did not consent
Meanwhile, Visa says it has suspended all payments to WikiLeaks pending an investigation of the organisation's business.
Visa's decision is a powerful blow to the loosely knit organisation, which relies on online donations to fund its operations.
Popular online payment company PayPal has already severed its links with WikiLeaks. Visa's decision to pull the plug on WikiLeaks leaves the website with one fewer source of revenue.
Swiss authorities closed Assange's new Swiss bank account on Monday.