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Swedish court confirms arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder

Sweden’s highest court refused on Thursday to grant permission for Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing organization, to appeal a court order seeking his arrest to face questioning over alleged sex crimes, news reports said, quoted by The New York Times.


The accusations were first made against Mr. Assange after he traveled to Sweden in mid-August and had brief relationships with two Swedish women.


The ruling in Stockholm came a day after Interpol, the global police body, said it had been circulating a so-called red notice seeking Mr. Assange’s arrest for almost two weeks.

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