Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange speaking at a press conference in London about a month ago. Photo: Lennart Preiss / AP / SCANPIX
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Assange appeal rejected

The Swedish Supreme Court has announced that it not consider Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's appeal of an international arrest warrant against him.

"The Supreme Court has not granted a leave to appeal, so the Svea Court of Appeals ruling still stands," Supreme Court official Kerstin Norman told Reuters.

Assange is wanted in Sweden for questioning on suspicion of sex crimes. The Swedish court of appeals issued an international warrant some two weeks ago.

The whistleblower is believed to be in southeast England, and the Times reports that police know where he is. However, so far no arrest has been made. News agency Agence France Presse reports that the British police say that there is a problem with the European arrest warrant paperwork that Sweden filed.

After first denying that they had made any mistakes in the forms, the Swedish police have announced that they will issue a new warrant in hopes that the British police will now act.

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