Wikileaks founder accused of rape. Swedish authorities have withdrawn an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, stating that the accusation of rape against him was unfounded.
The move came just a day after a warrant was issued by Sweden's prosecutors' office in Stockholm in response to accusations of rape and molestation in two separate cases. "I don't think there is reason to suspect that he has committed rape," the chief prosecutor, Eva Finne, said. She made no comment on the status of the molestation case, a less serious charge that would not lead to an arrest warrant. Aklagare.se official statement Assange no longer wanted. Wikileaks founder slams sexual abuse charges. Assange arrest warrant 'no mistake' Why Did Swedish Prosecutors Break Their Own Policy in the Assange Case? [a followup post on this story is available here] The "why" of the quickly-withdrawn 'case' against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange seems clear enough--it has all the initial indicators of a fabricated attempt to defame him.
But the "how" of this attempt is murky. Former Swedish chief prosecutor demands explanation for arrest order. Elsevier. Google Translate. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange accused of rape. 21 August 2010Last updated at 07:22 ET Julian Assange was cited as saying the release of the allegations was "deeply disturbing" Swedish authorities say they have issued an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, on accusations of rape and molestation.
The warrant was issued late on Friday, said Karin Rosander, communications head at Sweden's prosecutors' office. Swedish police have been trying to contact Mr Assange, but have not yet been able to, she told the BBC. Wikileaks, criticised for leaking Afghan war documents, quoted him saying the allegations were "without basis".
The message, which appeared on Twitter and was attributed directly to Mr Assange, said the appearance of the allegations "at this moment is deeply disturbing". In a series of other messages posted on the Wikileaks Twitter feed, the whistle-blowing website said: "No-one here has been contacted by Swedish police", and that it had been warned to expect "dirty tricks". WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in web furore over bogus rape claim. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said: 'I have been accused of various things in recent years, but nothing so serious as this.' Photograph: Scanpix Sweden/Reuters The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, was himself the subject of a rapidly spreading online story when news cascaded across the internet for several hours at the weekend mistakenly saying he was being sought in Sweden on rape charges.
Before Stockholm's chief prosecutor made clear on Saturday afternoon that Assange was in fact neither charged with rape nor due to be arrested, the story had spread, generating more than 1,200 articles, available through internet news search, that received more than 1m hits. "It was 7am when a friend who is Swedish and has been out on the net told me about the allegations," Assange told Stockholm daily newspaper Aftonbladet, which has hired him as a columnist : "It was shocking.
WikiLeaks: Interpol issues wanted notice for Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is tonight facing growing legal problems around the world, with the US announcing that it was investigating whether he had violated its espionage laws.
Assange's details were also added to Interpol's worldwide wanted list. Sweden Orders Detention of WikiLeaks Founder. WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Faces Charges of Rape and Sexual Molestation. Interpol zet WikiLeaks-oprichter op lijst. De Nederlandse Publieke Omroep maakt gebruik van cookies.
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Julian Assange’s chief accuser in Sweden has a significant history of work with anti-Castro groups, at least one of which is US funded and openly supported by a former CIA agent convicted in the mass murder of seventy three Cubans on an airliner he was involved in blowing up. Anna Ardin (the official complainant) is often described by the media as a “leftist”. She has ties to the US-financed anti-Castro and anti-communist groups. She published her anti-Castro diatribes (see here and here) in the Swedish-language publication Revista de Asignaturas Cubanas put out by Misceláneas de Cuba. From Oslo, Professor Michael Seltzer points out that this periodical is the product of a well-financed anti-Castro organization in Sweden. Quelle surprise, no? Bodström reported over CIA terror deportations. Published: 19 Jan 2009 15:50 GMT+01:00Updated: 19 Jan 2009 15:50 GMT+01:00 Former justice minister Thomas Bodström and former prime minister Göran Persson have been reported to the Riksdag's constitutional committee over the expulsion of two terror suspects Sweden to Egypt in 2001.
Thomas Bodström. Thomas Bodström is the son of Lennart Bodström, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs 1982–1985 in the Olof Palme government.
In his youth, however, Thomas Bodström was not involved in party politics. Instead, his first brush with media attention came as a football player in AIK, a team in the Premier Division of the Swedish Football league, 1987–1989. In 1990 he graduated from Stockholm University with a Bachelor of Laws degree. After that, he worked as a lawyer for ten years. During his career he took interest in international affairs and in 1999 he joined the board of the Swedish branch of the international organisation Lawyers Without Borders. However, when former Prime Minister Göran Persson announced his new cabinet appointment on 11 October 2000, Bodström was a completely unknown face to most of the political journalists attending the press conference. He has written a book, 700 dagar i Rosenbad (700 days in Rosenbad), about his experiences as a newcomer in the government.
The unfinished police statement of Sofia Wilén. Home » Industry Watch (» The Technological) (» Hall of Monkeys) (» Heroes Banquet) » Assange in Sweden: The Police Protocol (Translated) The unfinished police statement of Sofia Wilén. STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Rixstep) — Sofia Wilén and Anna Ardin arrived at the Klara police station in downtown Stockholm on Friday afternoon 20 August 2010. The interrogation of Sofia was conducted by criminal inspector Irmeli Krans that same day. Krans and Wilén were informed during the interrogation that Julian Assange had been arrested in absentia and that the police were hunting for him in the Stureplan nightclub area.
Krans, an acquaintance of Anna Ardin, notes that Wilén seemed to go to pieces on hearing the news and that she therefore decided to abort the interrogation without the protocol being read back to her or approved by her. A link to the details of these unauthorised changes is provided below as is correspondence between Krans and Gehlin.
Krans writes on 1 September as follows. Documents in Assange rape probe leak onto the net. Understanding successful VDI implementation It has to be the most ironic twist ever to befall Julian Assange, crusader for a cause he calls “radical transparency.” A hundred pages of official documents in an investigation that the WikiLeaks founder sexually molested two Swedish women have been leaked onto the net. According to Juha Saarinen writing for Wired.com, the documents' most explosive allegations were already reported in late December by The Guardian. Saarinen writes: The file relates how Assange’s separate sexual encounters with two women in Sweden last year led to the criminal investigation, telling the story through police interviews with the two alleged victims, and with friends to whom they’d confided.
Still, the documents provide plenty of salacious details concerning Assange's personal hygiene and sexual performance, and are said to come from two women who hosted Assange during a 10-day visit to Stockholm in August. Understanding successful VDI implementation.