United Kingdom court to decide validity of Assange arrest warrant

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost his bid to have a United Kingdom arrest warrant dropped.

Assange's lawyers had argued before the court that since the Swedish case had been dropped, there was no longer any justification for the warrant against him.

At Westminster Magistrates' Court, senior district judge and chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot said that having considered the arguments she was "not persuaded that the warrant should be withdrawn".

The Foreign Office last month rejected Ecuador's request to grant diplomatic status to Assange, which would have given him immunity from arrest.

The WikiLeaks creator faced extradition to Sweden, where he was sought in an investigation for sexual assault (The Guardian).

The investigation and charges in Sweden were dropped a year ago, but Assange's British arrest warrant remains outstanding.

An Australian who has been granted Ecuadorian citizenship, Mr Assange is wanted in Britain for breaching his bail conditions when he entered the embassy, instead of handing himself in to be sent to Sweden.

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In April 2017, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said arresting Julian Assange over Wikileak's publishing activities was a "priority".

She said that whistleblower had committed an offence under the Bail Act by refusing to surrender to bail and must explain why he failed to do so.

Police called off round-the-clock watch outside the embassy in October 2015 but a plane to arrest him should he leave remains in place.

However, Assange suspects there is a secret USA grand jury indictment against him for WikiLeaks' publication of leaked classified American documents, and that American authorities will seek his extradition. Assange had stayed at the embassy, fearing that extradition to Sweden could lead to an extradition by the U.S.

Assange has been living in a tiny room in the Ecuadoran Embassy, and his organization continues to release sensitive documents on the Internet.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

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