Scroll to the bottom of this initial diary for the September 1st update.
Sweden: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged with rape.
Assange, an Australian, was in Sweden last week to discuss his work and defend his intent to publish further documents on the war in Afghanistan. He has close ties with the Nordic country, where WikiLeaks has said it keeps some of its servers.
“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.
‘Allo Sweden….. ‘Allo…..
Do us a favor…… Put him in a holding cell populated by still-‘splody-capable peace lovers and infected drag queens.
Americans who care deeply about our men and women serving their nation and freedom’s call.
Cross-posted at T.A.S.G.
UPDATE 1 September 2010
The case was dropped by a Stockholm prosecutor last week who said there was nothing suggesting Assange had raped a Swedish woman who reported him to police.
The woman’s lawyer appealed the decision and Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny on Wednesday decided to reopen the case. Ny also said that another complaint against Assange should be investigated on suspicion of “sexual coercion and sexual molestation.”
So, did he or didn’t he ?
Maybe somebody can get a website going…… LeaksAboutWikiLeaks.