The Stockholm District Court moved to uphold the warrant on Wednesday following a legal challenge from Assange’s lawyers in June. The challenge was spurred by a change to Swedish criminal proceedings regarding the right to information in criminal procedures which brings the country in line with an EU directive.
Verdict today: Julian #Assange is to REMAIN in detention in absentia. Just announced in Stockholm District Court. http://t.co/nOuKXtQiRdSwedish Judge Lena Egelin was quick to dismiss the legal challenge to Assange's arrest warrant, but noted that the decision could still be appealed.
— Rick Falkvinge (@Falkvinge) July 16, 2014
#Assange's defence team says they will appeal to a higher court. "This has to come to an end" Kristinn Hrafnsson from @wikileaks told meAssange’s defense team had argued the European arrest warrant should be lifted on grounds that the prosecution had failed to act in a timely manner http://rt.com/news/173240-assange-arrest-warrant-upheld/
— Per Nyberg (@per_nyberg) July 16, 2014