26 May 2016

Arrest warrant for Julian Assange upheld by Swedish court

7:34 am on 26 May 2016

A Swedish court has upheld the arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

He is wanted by Swedish authorities for questioning over allegations he committed rape in 2010.

He denies the allegations and has avoided possible extradition by taking refuge in Ecuador's London embassy for the past five years.

Mr Assange's legal team says it will appeal against the finding.