Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wikileaks Douchebag Facing Rape Charge?

The story doesn't mention whether the accuser is male or female, so we won't jump to any conclusions and assume his boy-toy Bradley Manning is behind this. It's curious that this twerp has changed his appearance recently.
Julian Assange, the founder of the Wikileaks website, is facing a warrant for his arrest over an accusation of rape.

The warrant was issued by prosecutors in Sweden, where the Australian-born internet activist was on a visit last week.

"We can confirm that he's wanted. He was charged last night - the allegation is suspected rape," said Karin Rosander, director of communications at the national prosecutor's office.

"One is rape and one is molestation," she said, without giving details. During his visit to Sweden, Assange held a press conference where he announced that his whistleblower website was intending to publish further secret military documents on the war in Afghanistan.

The website has already published thousands of pages of intelligence information, infuriating the US government, which claims the disclosures may have compromised military security and put informants' lives in danger.

Supporters of Mr Assange believe he has been the victim of a smear campaign to discredit him. The Wikileaks Twitter page dismissed the assault claims, which first appeared in Sweden's Expressen newspaper, as "dirty tricks".

It said: "Expressen is a tabloid; No one here has been contacted by Swedish police. Needless to say this will prove hugely distracting."
Yeah, it would really be troublesome if this twit was "distracted" from endangering more lives with his reckless behavior.
News of the warrant came as the Wall Street Journal reported that Pentagon lawyers have concluded that Wikileaks acted illegally in disclosing the military documents, and are now considering possible criminal charges.

Several officials told the newspaper that the Defence and Justice departments were now exploring legal options for prosecuting Mr Assange and others involved on grounds that they encouraged the theft of government property.
He apparently faces accusations in two separate cases.

Update: The arrest warrant has been withdrawn.

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