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  • Comment from the prosecutor on the Court’s decision to detain Julian Assange.

    “I fully respect the court’s decision. They had to take a position on a difficult assessment issue, which I considered should be examined by a court”, says Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson. “The investigation continues with interviews in Sweden. I will also issue a European Investigation Order in order to interview Julian Assange. No date has been set yet. We will constantly review the state of the investigation.”, says Eva-Marie Persson.     Press Service +46 10 562 50 20   Further information European Investigation Order European Arrest Warrant

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  • Detention hearing in the Assange case

    On Monday 3 June at 10.00, a detention hearing will be held at Uppsala District Court. Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson has submitted an application for a detention order, in which she requests the court to detain Julian Assange in his absence. After the detention hearing, the prosecutor will be present for questions from the media.

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    On Monday 3 June at 10.00, a detention hearing will be held at Uppsala District Court. Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson has submitted an application for a detention order, in which she requests the court to detain Julian Assange in his absence. After the detention hearing, the prosecutor will be present for questions from the media.

    “I am requesting the district court to detain Assange in his absence, on probable cause suspected of rape (less serious crime). If the court decides to detain him, I will issue a European Arrest Warrant concerning his surrender to Sweden,” says Eva-Marie Persson Julian Assange has been convicted of a crime in the UK and will serve 25 weeks of his sentence before he can be released, according to information obtained from the UK authorities. An extradition process is currently ongoing in the UK, with the possible outcome of him being extradited to the US. “In the event of a conflict between a European Arrest Warrant and a request for extradition from the US, UK authorities will decide on the order of priority. The outcome of this process is impossible to predict. However, in my view the Swedish case can proceed concurrently with the proceedings in the UK,” says Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson. Contact The detention hearing will take place on Monday 3 June 10 AM at Uppsala District Court. Immediately following the detention hearing, Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson will be present at the court to answer questions from the media. An interpreter will also be present. Before the hearing, the prosecutor will not answer questions from the media. Case number in Uppsala District Court: B 3167-19. Sign up in order to reserve a seat in the court room at Uppsala District Court Press release when the preliminary investigation was resumed 13 May   Press Service +46 10 562 50 20

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  • Request for detention of Julian Assange

    Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson has today submitted an application for a detention order to Uppsala District Court, in which she requests the court to detain Julian Assange in his absence. After the detention hearing the prosecutor will be present for questions from the media.

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    Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson has today submitted an application for a detention order to Uppsala District Court, in which she requests the court to detain Julian Assange in his absence. After the detention hearing the prosecutor will be present for questions from the media.

    “I request the District Court to detain Assange in his absence, on probable cause suspected for rape (less serious crime). If the court decides to detain him, I will issue a European Arrest Warrant concerning surrender to Sweden”, says Eva-Marie Persson Julian Assange has been convicted of a crime in the UK and will serve 25 weeks of his sentence before he can be released, according to information obtained from UK authorities. An extradition process is ongoing in the UK, with the possible outcome of him being extradited to the US. “In the event of a conflict between a European Arrest Warrant and a request for extradition from the US, UK authorities will decide on the order of priority. The outcome of this process is impossible to predict. However, in my view the Swedish case can proceed concurrently with the proceedings in the UK”, says Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson. Contact The detention hearing takes place on Monday 3 June 10 AM in Uppsala District Court. Immediately after the detention hearing, Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson will be present in the Court to answer questions from the media. An interpreter will also be present. Before the hearing the prosecutor will not answer questions from the media. Case number in Uppsala District Court: B 3167-19. Press release when the preliminary investigation was resumed 13 May (link) Uppsala District Court Press Service +46 10 562 50 20  

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    The operative prosecution activities are conducted at seven Public Prosecution Areas and the National Public Prosecution Department. The prosecution areas consist of the country's 32 public prosecution offices, with a geographical sphere of operation that is approximately equivalent to a county. In Stockholm and Malmö there are several local public prosecution offices.

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