Sunday, November 21, 2010
Several days ago, Sweden issued an international arrest warrant for Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. The warrant stems from allegations that Assange raped one woman and sexually molested another while in Sweden this past summer. The charges were dropped then the case was reopened and now an arrest warrant has been issued. Assange maintains that the charges are baseless and that he has sought to cooperate with the investigation, but until this point had received no official notification from Swedish authorities that they wished to question him. Assange has alluded to the fact that he believes that these charges may be part of a smear campaign to discredit him following the publication of the Afghan War logs. You can read more about it here.