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Wikileaks editor arrested; faces extradition

Wikileaks editor Julian Assange has been arrested by police in London, and now faces extradition proceedings to Sweden.
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Written by Tom Espiner, Contributor on

Wikileaks editor Julian Assange has been arrested by police in London Tuesday morning, and now faces extradition proceedings to Sweden, a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman told ZDNet UK.

Swedish authorities had issued a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) on suspicion of rape, said the spokeswoman. Assange was arrested on suspicion of one count of unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation, and one count of rape. The offenses allegedly occurred in August 2010.

Read: Analysis: Is Wikileaks' Assange actually a terrorist?

Assange will appear before City of London Westminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday at the beginning of extradition proceedings.

For more of the story, read Wikileaks editor arrested by UK police on ZDNet UK.

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