Julian Assange: Swedish prosecutors ask to detain WikiLeaks founder over rape investigation

Swedish prosecutors have filed a request for the detention of Julian Assange over rape allegations.

The warrant, if granted, would be the first step in a process to have the Wikileaks founder extradited from the UK, where he is serving a 50-week sentence for breach of bail conditions.

Sweden reopened an investigation into the rape allegation, first made in 2010, earlier this month.

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