Swedish court upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Friday, Sep 16, 2016,16:20 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Stockholm | A Swedish appeals court today upheld an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape accusation, rejecting his request to have it lifted.

The court announced in a statement that Assange “is still detained in absentia”, adding that it “shares the assessment of the (lower) district court that Julian Assange is still suspected on probable cause of rape… and that there is a risk that he will evade legal proceedings or a penalty.”