Swedish court declines to detain Belmarsh prison resident Julian Assange

www.theregister.co.uk | 6/3/2019 | Staff
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A Swedish court has ruled against detaining WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange or seeking his extradition over an allegation of rape.

The Swedish prosecutor said she would still seek a European Investigation Order so that she could question Assange.

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The country's public prosecutors had gone to the Uppsala District Court to get a European Arrest Warrant to start extradition proceedings against Assange, currently imprisoned in the UK.

If they had obtained a ruling detaining Assange in abstentia, it would have been the initial step in an extradition procedure by the country.

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The pale Aussie was cuffed in London at the Ecuadorian Embassy on 11 April for a breach of his UK bail conditions after the country revoked the asylum it had given him for nearly seven years. He had been holed up in the expensive Knightsbridge digs since 19 June 2012 – fleeing a European Arrest Warrant issued by Sweden relating to the same sexual assault investigation.

After his arrest, London's Metropolitan Police swiftly received an extradition request from the US, where he has been,...
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