Will the UK extradite Assange to Sweden?
Swedish state prosecutor Eva-Marie Perrson has filed an official request for Julian Assange to be arrested on the grounds of the recently reopened rape allegation case, where Assange appears as a suspect.
"I request the District Court to detain Assange in his absence, on probable cause suspected for rape," Swedish state prosecutor Eva-Marie Perrson said. "If the court decides to detain him, I will issue a European Arrest Warrant concerning surrender to Sweden."
Ecuador withdrew Assange's asylum in April making possible to reopen the investigation against Assange, who is currently serving jail time in the United Kingdom.
Assange is also charged in the United States with conspiracy to commit "computer intrusion" by helping former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning with "cracking a password" to access classified documents.
“In the event of a conflict between a European Arrest Warrant and a request for extradition from the US, UK authorities will decide on the order of priority," Perrson said.