A court in Stockholm decided to maintain the remand order issued in absentia against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in November 2010 by four alleged sex crimes and controversial, reported the Swedish news agency TT.
“The Court considers that there is some risk that Assange might flee and therefore considers that the order should remain in force,” said Lena Egelin judge on the verdict.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister of Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño said today that the decision against Assange, who is a refugee for two years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, is a “bad news for human rights.”
“The government of Ecuador will not abandon its commitment to safeguard the human rights of Julian Assange until it reaches a safe place,” Patiño said in a message through his Twitter account (@ RicardoPatinoEC).
Patiño suggested to the Swedish Justice to end the “delay” and try to find other ways to inquire Assange.