Sweden asks for Julian Assange to be detained over re-opened rape probe as WikiLeaks boss faces extradition battle

SWEDISH prosecutors asked for Julian Assange to detained over the re-opened probe into rape allegations he faces.

The 47-year-old Australian is currently being held in London’s Belmarsh prison after he was sentenced to 50 weeks for bail violation.

At the time he jumped bail he was facing extradition to Sweden for questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations made by two women after he visited the country in 2010.

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