Assange lawyers request overturn of arrest warrant

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A Swedish court says Julian Assange's lawyers have requested an overturn of his arrest warrant, in light of a UN panel finding that the WikiLeaks founder should be freed.

Stockholm District Court spokeswoman Camilla Murray says the court won't consider the request — made in a letter by Assange's two Swedish lawyers — because it was not made in the correct manner.

Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, is wanted for questioning by Swedish police over rape allegations when he visited the country in 2010.

Earlier this month, a U.N. panel said Assange's stay at the embassy constitutes arbitrary detention and that he should be set free and compensated for lost time. The British and Swedish governments have rejected the non-binding findings.