Lawyers are asking a Swedish court not to pursue Julian Assange
February 22, 2016 - Uncategorized
LONDON — Lawyers for Julian Assange are asking a Swedish court to overturn the outstanding international arrest warrant for the WikiLeaks founder
The move by Assange’s legal team follows findings announced earlier this month by the United Nations, which backed giving him freedom of movement.
“We consider that there have arisen a number of new circumstances which mean there is reason to review the earlier decision,” one of his lawyers, Thomas Olsson, said in a statement about the request to overturn the warrant
Authorities in Sweden and Britain rejected the findings of the U.N. working group, saying Assange has detained himself by seeking refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London after facing allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden. They insist he will be arrested if he leaves. Read more…