"The Stockholm district court held the public hearing to determine if the arrest warrant for Assange for alleged sexual assault should be dropped."
Stockholm, July 16 - A Swedish court Wednesday upheld the arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has stayed in Ecuador's embassy in London for two years to avoid extradition over allegations of sexual assault.

Judge Lena Egelin said Assange was still suspected, with probable cause of sex crimes and therefore, his detention order remains in place, Xinhua reported.

The judge added that the decision could be appealed.

The Stockholm district court held the public hearing to determine if the arrest warrant for Assange for alleged sexual assault should be dropped.

This was the first formal legal discussion on the case since Assange sought asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London two years ago.


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