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Julian Assange rape case hearing on July 16

  • Swedish prosecutors have rejected a demand by Julian Assange’s lawyers for handing over new evidence and withdrawing his arrest warrant. 

    The hearing on 16 July will now be the first legal battle in the rape case.

    Prosecutors said that the WikiLeaks founder had no right to see the case file copies.

    “There is still probable cause to believe that Julian Assange is guilty of the offences that he was arrested for and the basis for his detention — risk of flight — is undiminished,” the prosecutors told a district court in Stockholm.  

      

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