Julian Assange: US seeks arrest but UK suggests Sweden has priority

Julian Assange‘s arrest is a “priority” for United States authorities, America’s attorney general has said.

Prosecutors are believed to be preparing or considering charges against WikiLeaks and its founder, according to US media reports, and Jeff Sessions said officials had “already begun to step up our efforts” to crack down on leaks.

Mr Assange is wanted in Sweden over a sexual assault allegation dating back to 2010, but he fears he will be extradited to the US for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks if he complies with Swedish authorities.

However, Home Office sources have told The

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