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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Swedish appeals court to rule on Assange detention order

A Swedish appeals court is to rule on the detention order against Julian Assange
A Swedish appeals court is to rule on the detention order against Julian Assange

A Swedish appeals court says it will make a ruling on Friday over whether to rescind the detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Mr Assange, who sought shelter at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London four years ago, is wanted by Swedish prosecutors in a rape investigation that stems from his visit to the country in 2010.

Mr Assange denies the allegations and has asked Swedish courts to repeal the detention order with which prosecutors sought his extradition from Britain.

A lower court dismissed his request in May. The Svea Appeals court said on Monday it will issue its ruling on Mr Assange's appeal at the end of the week.

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