Assange Loses Appeal in Swedish Court to Cancel Detention

July 16, 2014 4:36 PM

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost an appeal to cancel a Swedish detention order for sexual assault as he fights to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he sought asylum two years ago to avoid extradition.

“The court finds that Assange is still suspected of the crimes and that there is risk he will evade justice,” Stockholm City Court said today. “Assange shall continue to be detained in absentia.” Judge Lena Egelin presided over the hearing.

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