Report: rape investigation of WikiLeaks founder

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Tom B, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Tom B

    Tom B

    Report: rape investigation of WikiLeaks founder

    STOCKHOLM – A Swedish tabloid reported Saturday that an arrest warrant has been issued for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on suspicion of rape, and officials said they could confirm "media reports."

    The prosecutor's office in Stockholm issued a brief statement saying it "confirms media reports that a foreign citizen has been arrested in absentia" but didn't name Assange.

    "The arrest refers to two separate events, one complaint of molestation and one complaint of rape," the statement said.

    "The person is arrested in absentia, as there is a risk that he could obstruct the investigation," it said.

    Expressen said prosecutor Maria Haljebo Kjellstrand confirmed that Assange, who is an Australian citizen, was the person sought on the warrant. Haljebo Kjellstrand could not be reached for comment Saturday. The prosecutor's office said all information related to the case would be posted on its website.

    "We were warned to expect 'dirty tricks.' Now we have the first one," WikiLeaks said on its Twitter page.

    "Expressen is a tabloid; No one here has been contacted by Swedish police. Needless to say this will prove hugely distracting," it said in another tweet.

    Assange was Sweden last week partly to apply for a publishing certificate to make sure the website, which has servers in Sweden, can take full advantage of Swedish laws protecting whistle-blowers.

    He also spoke at a seminar hosted by the Christian faction of the opposition Social Democratic party and announced he would write bimonthly columns for a left-wing Swedish newspaper.
  2. Just like the government telling us that Matthew Simmons was die of a heart attack in his tub.

  3. If this one does not "help" there are worse ones to come!
  4. taodr


    STOCKHOLM | Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:52am EDT

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden has withdrawn an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had been wanted on suspicion of rape and molestation, the National Prosecutor's Office said on Saturday.

    It said in a statement on its website that Chief Prosecutor Eva Finne had determined there were not enough grounds for the warrant.

    A spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office said Assange, whose whistle-blowing website last month published secret U.S. military files on Afghanistan, was no longer wanted by Swedish authorities.

    "She (Finne) has come to the decision that he is no longer suspected of rape. All the charges concerning rape have been lifted," she told Reuters.

    A police investigation will continue.

    (Reporting by Mia Shanley; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
  5. can't the CIA come up with something better?
  6. Maybe they're dumb but surely they're not this dumb.
  7. I think they are this dumb, and even worse, they think we're even dumber than them that we would believe them.

    Obviously they would want to murder him, but they fear making him a martyr, so they are trying to discredit him instead.

    Next, I'm sure they'll add child pornography on his computer. Or, he might be found "dead" of auto-erotic asphyxiation. This is really sad that our government would do this, and also be so transparent. Unfortunately he has a target on his back now.
  8. No....this was the shot across the bow to show their capabilities. Next round he gets "neutralized" in a more capable manner. :eek:
  9. So what's new. Yet another farcical evidence from the Bushbot zionist moles embedded inside the government apparatus. Bushbots hate America's freedoms and it's way of life. I am hoping this time some of the leaks provide enough evidence to hang all of the unamerican bots.
  10. what freedoms?
    #10     Aug 22, 2010