Swedish prosecutors request Assange detention: First step to European arrest warrant

www.theregister.co.uk | 5/20/2019 | Staff
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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.

Prosecutor

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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