Swedish lawyers of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange presented today before a court in Stockholm a petition to withdraw a detention order issued in absentia against his client in 2010 by four alleged sex crimes.
Assange has spent two years living in Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he took refuge after the British High ordered his extradition to Sweden.
“It’s been so many years and so many things have ocurred that make life difficult for Julian Assange. I believe that the court will feel an urgent need to review that decision. We can not have a situation where one person is treated that way,” said today Thomas Olsson, one of its advocates, to public television SVT.
Ecuador granted political asylum for fear that he was sent from Sweden to the United States where he could face a military judgment for confidential information released by WikiLeaks.