Whistleblower and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has an international arrest warrant in a rape case issued by Sweden Govt.
Prosecutors said they would seek the warrant after a court ruled he should be held for questioning. An initial inquiry had been dropped in August.
Mr Assange, says the allegations are part of a smear campaign by the powerful country. Mr Assange, 39, denies allegations of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion.
A Stockholm prosecutor started an investigation shortly afterwards, but the case was dropped by the chief prosecutor a day later.
In September, Sweden's Director of Prosecution, Marianne Ny, reopened the investigation, but did not request Mr Assange's detention at the time.