Assange loses bid to drop UK arrest warrant
Julian Assange is set to extend his stay in Ecuador’s London embassy after losing his appeal to have his UK arrest warrant dropped.
The Wikileaks founder failed to surrender to bail by seeking asylum in the embassy in 2012. He was being pursued by Sweden at the time, who sought to extradite him in relation to a sexual assault investigation in the country. Assange has denied the allegations.
Judge Emma Arbuthnot ruled against the 46-year-old's legal team on Tuesday at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, upholding the British authorities' right to pursue legal action against him.