Swedish judges tells Australian forum sex crime allegations against WikiLeaks founder 'a mess'

A senior Swedish judge has described the sex crime allegations in his country against fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as "a mess."

In a speech at Australia's University of Adelaide on Wednesday, Justice Stefan Lindskog, chairman of the Supreme Court of Sweden, listed legal obstacles to extraditing the 41-year-old Australian to the United States to face prosecution for exposing thousands of classified documents.

Assange has taken asylum in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since last June to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations.

He is wanted in Sweden for questioning over criminal allegations made by two women. But Assange says the Swedish allegations are a ploy to get him the Sweden from where he would be extradited to the United States.