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Sweden orders arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder

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Sweden orders arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder


Swedish Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, on suspicion of rape.

It follows an investigation into the creator of the whistle blowing website, which was originally launched, then dropped and then later re-launched after he visited Sweden in August.

Along with the rape allegation, Assange is also accused of sexual molestation and unlawful coercion against two women.

On the WikiLeaks website the 39 year-old Australian completely denied the allegations against him, saying he had been warned of smear campaign to discredit him.

The publication of tens of thousands of classified US documents in newspapers related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has deeply angered the pentagon and today’s order is likely to lead to an international arrest warrant.

Assange, who already has a temporary office in Stockholm, had been seeking to set up permanently in Sweden because of the country’s strict journalist protection laws, said he may now seek political asylum in Switzerland.

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