Wikileaks founder Assange loses bid to have UK arrest warrant dropped

Swedish case has since been dropped but British authorities Assange remains in breach of his bail conditions


Reuters February 06, 2018
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LONDON: A British court on Tuesday rejected a legal attempt by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to have a warrant for his arrest dropped.

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Assange has been holed up inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London for more than five years because he fears extradition to the United States.

If he were to leave, he would face arrest by British police for skipping bail to avoid extradition to Sweden to face an allegation of rape, which he denied.

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The Swedish case has since been dropped but in the eyes of the British authorities Assange remains in breach of his bail conditions.

COMMENTS (1)

reality check | 3 years ago | Reply Alleged rapist whose claim to fame if hoarding illegally obtained USA secret information which he releases based on his personal agenda rather than the "freedom of information". Think he lost his hero status a while back.
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