Assange’s request for leave rejected on formal grounds

To be able to attend a funeral, Julian Assange has requested the Swedish prosecutor to grant a leave from the detention and the European Arrest Warrant. The prosecutor has rejected the request, as there is no ground in Swedish legislation to make an exemption from a court’s decision of detention in absence or from a decision on a European Arrest Warrant, neither by granting a leave nor by any other means.

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