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Sweden: Assange detention order upheld

A file picture of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Photo: Special Arrangement.  

Sweden’s Supreme Court said on Monday it rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order over allegations of sexual assault.

The detention order was issued by prosecutors in 2010. Mr. Assange denies the allegations and says he fears that if Britain extradited him to Sweden he would then be extradited to the United States where he could be tried for one of the largest information leaks in U.S. history.

The court said in a statement that the prosecutors’ decision to question Mr. Assange in London supported the ruling to uphold the detention order.

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