(Julian Assange) WikiLeaks says focus moves to UK

World | 19 May 2017 10:30 pm

WikiLeaks says the ball is now in Britain's court after Sweden's decision to drop its rape investigation of Julian Assange. 

Assange is wanted by British police for extradition to Sweden. But he also believes the United States wants to extradite him to face charges related to WikiLeaks' publication of classified American documents. 

After the Swedish announcement. WikiLeaks tweeted: "UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a US extradition warrant for Julian Assange. Focus now moves to UK.'' 

British police said before the announcement that Assange is still wanted in Britain for jumping bail. It is not clear if that may change now that the investigation has been dropped.-AP

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