Sweden issuing arrest warrant for WikiLeaks' Assange

Stockholm court says Julian Assange will be "detained in his absence" on rape and molestation charges, which his lawyer says are false and politically-motivated.

The Swedish government said today it would issue an international arrest warrant for WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange on rape charges.

A Stockholm district court ruled that Assange will be "detained in his absence" on charges of rape, sexual molestation, and unlawful coercion. The decision came at a hearing where Sweden's director of prosecution, Marianne Ny presented evidence related to the allegations.

"I requested his arrest so we could carry out an interrogation with Assange," Ny told the Agence France-Presse news agency. "That is the reason."

For full story see News.com's, Sweden issuing arrest warrant for WikiLeaks' Assange.

Newsletters

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
See All
See All