Early this week, the Supreme Court in Sweden shot down Julian Assange’s appeal of a pre-detention trial order of a 5-year old alleged sex crimes probe. Assange is the living founder of WikiLeaks.
The SC in Stockholm maintained its lower court rulings by requesting a detention of Assange, indicating no reason to repeal it with the probe ongoing.
Since four years ago, prosecutors wanted to interrogate Assange on rape, molestation, and illegal coercion allegations made by a two women after his first visit in Sweden in 2010. Assange claims the allegations were false and has yet to be indicted.
Swedish prosecutors in March made an agreement to interrogate Assange in London, where he hid at the Ecuadorean Embassy for a few years to avoid being extradited.
It’s still not clear when the prosecutors will make their visit in London. They’re still in the middle of discussing details with Assange’s attorneys, including possible dates and who will be available during the interrogation.