Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Faces Rape Charges By Swedish Authorities

UK Today News: Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Faces Rape Charges By Swedish Authorities

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, might find himself caught up with something huge not related to the controversial reports. According to the information received from reliable sources, Assange has been accused of rape and molestation and Swedish authorities have already issued a warrant against him.

Julian Assange (Photo Credit: Reuters/Andrew Winning)

BBC reports that Karin Rosander, the Head of the Communications Department of the Sweden Prosecutors’ Office informed that the warrant has been issued on Friday, August 20, 2010. She also said that the office is unable to reach up to Assange as of now.

On the other side Assange, on Twitter has tweeted that the accusations that have come up against him are baseless,and the charges were “without basis”. He also added that the appearance of the allegations “at this moment is deeply disturbing”.”

He denied the claims that he has been approached by any Sweden Prosecutors’ Office. He said, “No-one here has been contacted by Swedish police” and said it had been warned to expect “dirty tricks”.

Wikileaks has exposed many documents related to the Afghan war in the recent past.

UPDATE: Swedish authorities have withdrawn the arrest warrant for Julian Assange stating that the charge had no solid proof of rape and it was an unfounded accusation.

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