WikiLeaks founder Assange suspected of sex crimes
November 30th, 2010
06:37 PM ET

WikiLeaks founder Assange suspected of sex crimes

Interpol has issued an international warrant at the request of a Swedish court for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in connection with alleged sex crimes.

The Stockholm Criminal Court last week issued an international arrest warrant for Assange on probable cause, saying he is suspected of rape, sexual molestation and illegal use of force. Sweden asked Interpol to post a "Red Notice" after a judge approved a motion to bring him into custody.

The arrest warrant stems from allegations made against Assange, who is Australian, in August. In a November, Assange's lawyer said the sex-crime charges stem from consensual sexual relationships his client had with two women.


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  1. Rick Gleason

    GOOD Puts are troops and others in jeopardy FRY his ass. Then send him back to the U.S. so we can hang him for treason

    November 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Resist710

      How can he be charged for treason in the U.S? He's not an American citizen.

      November 30, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • isiah's

      treason neither for U.S. nor his own country but for the whole world.

      November 30, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      lol charge him with treason... really put on your thinking cap for that one...

      November 30, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      isiah, shall we make up more international laws as we go along? i say censor everything!!!

      November 30, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Semper Fi

    This fool is going down in a pink flash. Perhaps his brakes will fail on a mountain road.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Alex

    All Assange has to do is move to Cuba lol.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Matt

    So do most alleged "rapists" have Interpol warrants issued on them? No? Strange.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. joe

    well it just goes to show you judge and be judged

    November 30, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      what exactly did he judge? I thought he just was a spokesman for an anonymous organization consisting of many members... and besides that, what did any of them judge? they released info, like it or not, agree or disagree. they judged nothing. go home.

      November 30, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. UnitedStatesofSweden?

    So now the US and UK control the Swedish government according to the Conspiracy Theorists.

    Whatever. You're all nuts regardless of what side you're on, but the conspiracy nuts are worse.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • frontgate

      no, you're nuts

      November 30, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. David Ching

    Chris said "if he is innocent he'lld turn himself in". It is naive to say that, because who gets to decide whether or not he is innocent? you already know how that will work out.


    November 30, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tommy Fritz

    Wikileaks is big, Assange out of the picture doesn't mean much. There's no reason for wiki leaks to be a danger to national security. Consider that maybe what people are saying and governments are doing is the national security risk, not the information about them. That's why all information should be free as in freedom, who watches the watchers?

    November 30, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Protoman

    I heard somewhere that molestation isn't a crime that's punishable by jail in Sweden. Sweden seems pretty liberal, so I'd have to wonder how bad they actually want this guy.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bob

    Ha ha yes! You were asking for attention well buddy you got it! Enjoy..

    November 30, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. PARROT


    November 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • cb79

      If we "evil" Americans and the Mossad wanted him silenced, he would have been silenced.

      November 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • frontgate

      parrotbutt is a teenager
      pay no attention

      November 30, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Scott Ritter

    I feel this dudes pain.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jeff

    American goverment just want to shut down wikileaks, so far nothing that has been released has endangered us troops, just embarassed us government and the toadie goverments that bow to american pressure. Nothing like making trumped up charges and pressuring interpol to go after him.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • frontgate

      jeff, didn't realize you worked in the pentagon.
      Everyone, we have a military analyst commenting.

      November 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tail

    make no mistake, agents of the government are after this guy. instead of assasinating him and making him into a martyr, they make him out to be a pedophile in an attempt to wreck his credibility.
    bottom line, if the government wants you gone, they'll find a way to do so.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      here we go again with the "make no mistake" auto statement. really original. Why do you care of I make a mistake? make no mistake... nobody ever said that til George Bush, peace be upon him, said it. then all of a sudden everyone likes to sound like an internet tough guy and start out arrogant as can be right out of the gate.

      November 30, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Paul R.

    Guess he'll be joining Khodorkovsky (remember him?) in some gulag pretty soon.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
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