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Australia 's ambassador in Stockholm has written an appeal to Sweden's justice minister for assurances that Julian Assange , an Australian national, will be treated fairly should the WikiLeaks founder be extradited to Sweden. <iframe id="4fb36f8e4417f" name="4fb36f8e4417f" src="http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=221323&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="300" height="250"><a href="http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/rc?cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE" ><img src="http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/ai?auid=221323&cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE" border="0" alt=""></a></iframe> In a letter sent to Justice Minister Beatrice Ask last week, Australian ambassador Paul Stephens took up Assange's case, which the ambassador termed as "high profile".
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.
Leif Silbersky, a lawyer for Mr Assange, said he was questioned by police in Stockholm for about an hour late Monday and was formally informed of the suspicions against him. Mr Silbersky said his client denies the allegations and is hopeful the prosecutor will drop the case. Police started investigating Mr Assange earlier this month after two Swedish women accused him of rape and molestation, but the prosecutor later closed the rape investigation.
Julian Assange Julian Assange's lawyer told AOL News on Thursday that the WikiLeaks founder has been charged with "sex by surprise" in Sweden . Though the lawyer says he doesn't know what "sex by surprise" means, the Swedish prosecution office announced that they are charging Assange with "rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion." These charges allegedly stem from consensual sexual encounters with two separate women that became nonconsensual at some point during the act. ( Update, Dec. 7, 2010: Julian Assange was arrested in Britain by an extradition unit on Swedish charges of unlawful coercion, sexual molestation, and rape.)
L’avocat de Julian Assange, cofondateur de WikiLeaks , arrêté mardi matin à Londres et en détention jusqu’au 14 décembre avant une possible extradition vers la Suède, a expliqué que son client « n’était pas poursuivi pour viol mais pour “sexe par surprise” ». What is « sex by surprise » ?
Le 20 août dernier, deux jeunes femmes qui disent avoir eu des relations sexuelles avec lui, lors de son passage en Suède, accusent, devant des policiers, Julien Assange, le porte-parole du site Wikileaks de violences et de viol. L'enquête ouverte par un procureur est abandonnée puis relancée. Hier, Assange dénonce " un coup monté " et des " vengeances personnelles " sans vouloir confirmer ou infirmer avoir eu des relations avec elles.
Updated The Swedish prosecutor leading an investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is today seeking a court order for his arrest, so she can interrogate him on allegations of rape and molestation. Marianne Ny indicated that efforts to question Assange on a voluntary basis have been unsuccessful.
In the wake of a decision by Swedish prosecutors to issue an International warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on rape charges, WikiLeaks staff have authored an editorial in support of their leader and a call for his defense. By WikiLeaks Staff Editorial
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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.
Julien Assange, le porte parole de Wikileaks sera-t-il l'homme de l'année demande le quotidien belge De Morgen ?
The Independent revealed yesterday that a procedural error with the European Arrest Warrant had delayed the arrest of the 39-year-old Australian, who is wanted in Sweden over sexual allegations but has been in England since October.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikilLeaks , is planning to turn himself into police to face questioning over allegations of rape and other crimes in Sweden. The question is whether that will end the cyber leak war that has been happening for weeks. The case is a test of just how far internet freedoms can go, since WikiLeaks has come under fire from governments around the world for making classified documents public on the internet. It’s unclear whether such leaks would continue if Assange is arrested and prosecuted, although Assange has said himself that if anything happens to him, further sensitive documents would automatically go live. Newspapers have reported that Assange is expected to hand himself into police as early as Tuesday, after the Swedish authorities issued a European Arrest Warrant.
Julian Assange , the founder of WikiLeaks , is expected to appear in a UK court today after his lawyers said he would meet police to discuss a European arrest warrant from Sweden relating to alleged sexual assaults.
Mr Assange is in a British jail awaiting extradition proceedings to Sweden after being refused bail at Westminster Magistrates’ Court despite a number of prominent public figures offering to stand as surety.