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Swedish Appeals Court to Rule on Assange Detention Friday

  • Associated Press

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears on screen via video link during a news conference at the Frontline Club in London, Britain Feb. 5, 2016.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears on screen via video link during a news conference at the Frontline Club in London, Britain Feb. 5, 2016.

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

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.

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 Monday it will issue its ruling on Assange's appeal at the end of the week.

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