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Julian Assange asks UK court to drop arrest warrant

WikiLeaks founder hopes ruling in his favour would allow him to leave Ecuadorian embassy

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has asked a UK court to drop the arrest warrant that prevents him from leaving the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been living for five and a half years.

Assange, 46, skipped bail to enter the embassy in 2012 in order to avoid extradition to Sweden over an allegation of rape, which he denies.

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