British govt urged to work with Swedish govt in Assange case

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Over 70 MPs have urged the British government to prioritise any extradition bid Sweden might make for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange was arrested on Thursday at Ecuador’s London embassy on allegations of skipping bail, and on a US extradition warrant related to a huge leak of official documents.

He had sought refuge in the embassy in 2012 while on bail awaiting extradition to Sweden for allegations of sexual assault and rape, which he always denied.

In a letter, the MPs and peers urge British Home Secretary Sajid Javid to “give every assistance to Sweden should they want to revive and pursue the investigation”.