Sweden to issue international arrest warrant for Assange
Interpol called in
Swedish prosecuters plan to issue an international arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, after a court today approved their request to detain him over rape and molestation allegations.
Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny said she will seek his arrest via Interpol, AP reports.
Assange again denied the allegations today through his London lawyers.
"Despite his right to silence, my client has repeatedly offered to be interviewed, first in Sweden, and then in the UK (including at the Swedish Embassy), either in person or by telephone, videoconferencing or email and he has also offered to make a sworn statement on affidavit," said Mark Stephens.
"All of these offers have been flatly refused by a prosecutor who is abusing her powers by insisting that he return to Sweden at his own expense to be subjected to another media circus that she will orchestrate."
Stephens' full statement is here.
The allegations surround Assange's encounters with two Swedish women in summer. His current whereabouts are unknown, though in recent months he is understood to have stayed mostly with friends in the UK. ®
You better had do some work...
Because the military-industrial clusterfuck needs your tax money. I hear the 3-trillion dollar war ain't going well.
Silence the voice of Truth
Thats what the Military Indutsrial complex wants, ie to keep the arms trade going. He is a thorn in the u know where. Rubbed up the Pentagon the wrong way with his wikileaks. They will get him in the end and I do indeed fear for this witch hunt.
He should be offered protection by the authorities, at our cost. That would be money well spent.
Wonder who is financing the Swedish warrants!
Mines the bulletproof one, hence forth.
Something fishy here
Of course, these charges are completley genuine, and the American government are in no way involved.