WORLD Swedish prosecutors file request for Assange's detention over rape inquiry

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Swedish prosecutors file request for Assange's detention over rape inquiry

China Daily

15:29, May 20, 2019

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Southwark Crown Court after being sentenced in London, Britain, May 1, 2019. (Photo: Agencies)

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday filed a request for his arrest, the Prosecution Authority said.

The warrant, if granted, would be the first step in a process to have Assange extradited from Britain, where he is serving a 50-week sentence for skipping bail.

Sweden reopened an investigation into the rape allegation, first made in 2010, on May 13.

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