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Julian Assange: Swedish prosecutor requests detention of WikiLeaks founder

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is currently being held in a UK prison. Photo: AP Photo/Matt Dunham

Published: 20.May.2019 08:48 hrs

A Swedish prosecutor has now formally asked to have Julian Assange detained in absentia for allegedly raping a woman while she was asleep, according to court documents seen by The Local.

The request, filed by Sweden's deputy director of public prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson at Uppsala District Court on Monday, alleges that Assange had sex with the woman in her home in August 2010 by "exploiting that she, due to being asleep, was in a state of helplessness".

It goes on to state that it is an "an aggravating circumstance" that he allegedly did not use protection despite being aware that "a condom was the plaintiff's express will and prerequisite for sexual intercourse".

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