The Australian government expects WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be treated fairly if he is extradited to Sweden , the Australian ambassador to Sweden said in a letter to the country's justice minister. A judge in Britain is expected to rule next week on whether Assange , an Australian, should be extradited to Sweden . Assange has not been charged with a crime, but Swedish prosecutors want to question him in connection with sexual misconduct allegations related to separate incidents in August. Assange denies the accusations, and his attorneys are fighting his extradition on procedural and human-rights grounds.