Sweden's Supreme Court upholds Assange detention order

Reuters News
Posted: May 11, 2015 3:14 AM

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Supreme Court said on Monday it rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order over allegations of sexual assault.

The 43-year-old Australian has been stuck inside Ecuador's London embassy since June 2012 to avoid a British extradition to Sweden, which wants to question him on allegations of sexual assault, which he denies.

The court said in a statement that the prosecutors' decision to question Assange in London supported the decision to uphold the detention order.

(Reporting by Daniel Dickson and Sven Nordenstam; Editing by Alistair Scrutton)