Julian Assange loses bid to overturn arrest warrant, as judge says he appears to consider himself  ‘above the law’

“In a withering ruling, District Judge Emma Arbuthnot said Mr Assange gave the impression of someone who considered themselves above the law” writes Patrick Sawer for A judge has scathingly dismissed an attempt by the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to overturn an arrest warrant issued by the British authorities for skipping bail, saying he should have the courage to face the courts.Mr Assange had argued it was no longer in the public interest to pursue him for failing to answer bail at a police station after moving into the embassy while fighting extradition to face rape charges in Sweden.The 46 year-old – who says he fears extradition to the United States for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks if he leaves – accused the UK of a “cover-up” to keep him detained and claimed through his lawyers that his case had exposed “improper conduct” by the Crown Prosecution Service.

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