Judge refuses to withdraw Julian Assange arrest warrant

WikiLeaks founder continues to face arrest if he leaves Ecuadorian embassy as judge rejects request to quash warrant

Julian Assange will continue to face detention if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London after a British judge upheld a warrant for his arrest.

Handing down her judgment at Westminster magistrates court, the senior district judge Emma Arbuthnot said she was not persuaded by the argument from Assange’s legal team that it was not in the public interest to pursue him for skipping bail.

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