Assange Loses Second Appeal to Cancel Swedish Detention Order

November 20, 2014 3:36 PM

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost a second bid to overturn a Swedish arrest warrant in a sexual assault probe amid a fight to leave Ecuador’s embassy in London where he sought asylum more than two years ago.

The Court of Appeal in Stockholm said in a statement today that Assange “is suspected on probable cause of crimes including rape (less serious crime) and that there is a great risk that he will evade legal proceedings or punishment.”

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