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Sweden's deputy director of public prosecution Eva-Marie Persson has asked a district court for a detention order for Julian Assange on suspicion of rape.
Assuming it is granted, this is the first step in issuing a European Arrest Warrant for the WikiLeaks founder.
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Persson said in a statement: "If the court decides to detain him, I will issue a European Arrest Warrant concerning surrender to Sweden."
She said she sees no reason why the move would cause conflict with the US extradition request.
The prosecutor added:
"In the event of a conflict between a European Arrest Warrant and a request for extradition from the...
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