A Swedish appellate court has denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s bid to have his arrest warrant set aside.
On Thursday, the Svea Court of Appeal upheld a city court’s decision, saying in an online statement that “Julian 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.”
The Australian remains wanted in Sweden for questioning relating to alleged sex offenses dating back to 2010—however, Assange has not yet been formally charged with a crime. According to Assange’s own September 2013 affidavit, he stated that the women he slept with specifically said they were not accusing him of rape and that police “made up the charges.”
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