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Lawyers for Assange Ask Swedish Court to Overturn Arrest Warrant

  • Reuters

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a copy of a U.N. ruling as he makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain, Feb. 5, 2016.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a copy of a U.N. ruling as he makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain, Feb. 5, 2016.

Lawyers for Julian Assange have asked a Swedish court to overturn an arrest warrant for the Wikileaks founder, following a ruling by a U.N. panel that his stay in Ecuador's London embassy amounts to "arbitrary detention."

"We consider that there have arisen a number of new circumstances which mean there is reason to review the earlier decision," Thomas Olsson, one of Assange's lawyers, said on Monday.

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