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Swedish court upholds arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

A Swedish appeals court has decided to uphold the arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

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Swedish court upholds arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

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A Swedish appeals court has decided to uphold the arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

The ruling prolongs the six-year legal stand off between Assange and Swedish authorities.

Assange is wanted for questioning over rape allegations made by two Swedish women.

The 45-year-old avoided possible extradition to Sweden by taking refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy in 2012.

The Australian national fears further extradition to the United States, where a criminal investigation into Wikileaks is ongoing.

Assange has been warned by the Metropolitan Police that if he leaves the embassy he will be arrested.