The Supreme Court of Sweden has rejected WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange’s appeal that his detention order be annulled, concurring with a lower appellate court.
According to a nine-page Swedish-language opinion released Monday, the Supreme Court found that there is no reason to reverse the order (Google Translate), with one of the five judges dissenting.
“We are of course disappointed, and critical of the Supreme Court’s way of handling the case,” Assange’s lawyer Per Samuelson told Reuters. “This decision has been taken without letting us close our argument.”
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