Swedish Court decides against Julian Assange’s detenion in abstentia

The Wikileaks founder is currently held in a British prison

A Swedish court has decided not to detain Julian Assange in absentia, which means the prosecutor will not immediately request his extradition from Britain.

Assange’s Swedish lawyer, Per E Samuelson, argued that a detention order was “meaningless” as Assange is currently imprisoned in Britain and should not be considered a flight risk. He said it was not proportionate to ask for someone’s detention merely to conduct a questioning session.