Swedish court rejects Wikileaks founder's appeal

Julian Assange
Julian Assange

SWEDEN'S Supreme Court says it has rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange against his arrest warrant for alleged sexual assaults.

Sweden issued the arrest warrant in 2010 following allegations from two Swedish women, one who claimed rape and another who alleged sexual assault.

The court said in a statement that the prosecutors' decision in March to question Assange in London supported the decision to uphold the detention order.

"The Supreme Court notes that investigators have begun efforts to question Julian Assange in London. The Supreme Court finds no reason to lift the arrest warrant," the court said.

One of the five Supreme Court judges, however, dissented and argued for the arrest warrant to be lifted.

Read more at ABC News.

Topics:  court freedom of information julian assange wikileaks

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