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Julian Assange’s Arrest Warrant Is Upheld by U.K. Judge

On Tuesday, she rejected the argument that the warrant was contrary to the public interest, saying that Mr. Assange’s “failure to surrender has impeded the court of justice.”

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Jennifer Robinson, center, a lawyer representing Julian Assange, speaking to reporters outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London this month.

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Mr. Summers gave no immediate public response to the judge’s decision.

In the courtroom’s public gallery, which held a large contingent of Mr. Assange’s supporters, many of the judge’s comments met with gasps and murmurs of disapproval. Afterward, several of his allies cited a 2016 ruling…

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