Assange loses bid to have arrest warrant dropped

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost his bid to have his UK arrest warrant dropped.

He challenged the warrant because police in Sweden no longer want to question him over rape allegations.

However, a judge at Westminster Magistrates Court said it remains valid.

Assange will still be arrested if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been living for five and a half years.

The Australian has always denied the rape claims.

Swedish prosecutors dropped the case last year, but Assange was still subject to the arrest warrant for skipping bail in 2012.

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