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Sweden Requests Detention of Assange as WikiLeaks Accuses U.S. of Illegally Seizing His Property

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Sweden Requests Detention of Assange as WikiLeaks Accuses U.S. of Illegally Seizing His Property
Swedish authorities issued a request Monday for the detention in absentia of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing rape charges in Sweden and is currently serving jail time in Britain for skipping bail in 2012. Last week, Swedish prosecutors reopened a sexual assault investigation into Assange which was dropped in 2017 because they said the case could not proceed while Assange was holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he lived for seven years before being forcefully removed by British police last month. Assange has denied the accusation, and his lawyer representing him in Sweden said he...
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