Stockholm courts maintains arrest warrant against Assange

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears that an extradition to Sweden could be followed by an extradition to the United States, where he faces a possible life sentence for publishing secret government documents on his WikiLeaks platform.

The Stockholm district Court refused to lift the arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, who is accused of rape


A Swedish court maintained today the European arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation.

“The (Stockholm) district court finds that there is still probable cause for the suspicion against [Assange] for rape, less serious incident, and that there is still a risk that he will depart or in some other way evade," it said in a statement published in English on Wednesday.

“Whereas [Assange] would not appear at a hearing and no new circumstances have been...


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