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Julian Assange 'must face Swedish justice' if country asks, say MPs

More than 70 MPs have signed a letter urging the home secretary to ensure Julian Assange faces authorities in Sweden if they request his extradition. Labour's Stella Creasy tweeted a copy of the note sent to Sajid Javid. WikiLeaks co-founder Assange was arrested on Thursday in relation to an extradition request from the US, where he is facing computer hacking charges.He had spent seven years in Ecuador's London embassy, evading trial in Sweden for sex assaults which he has denied.At the time, Assange said he had had entirely consensual sex with two women while on a trip to Stockholm and that the Swedish claims against him were part of a smear campaign.Swedish prosecutors dropped a rape investigation into Assange in 2017 because the ...