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    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London, Wednesday May 1, 2019

    Swedish Court Holds Press Conference Over Alleged Assange Rape Case (VIDEO)

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    Sweden’s Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, Eva-Marie Persson, talks to press on following a hearing at the Uppsala District Court, in which she is expected to petition to detain Julian Assange in absentia, as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged rape.

    Assange was arrested in London on 11 April and sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail back in 2012, when he claimed asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK capital to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where he faced sexual assault charges, and possibly being sent to the United States to stand trial again after that.

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