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AssaA Swedish court on Friday upheld an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in connection with 2010 rape charges.

Court in a statement that, “Assange is still detained in absentia”, adding that it “shares the assessment of the (lower) district court that Julian Assange is still suspected on probable cause of rape… and that there is a risk that he will evade legal proceedings or a penalty.”

Swedish authorities began investigating Assange in 2010 on allegations of sexual assault and rape against two women. Assange, however, denied the allegations.

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