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The Swedish prosecutor leading an investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is today seeking a court order for his arrest, so she can interrogate him on allegations of rape and molestation. Marianne Ny indicated that efforts to question Assange on a voluntary basis have been unsuccessful. "The reason for my request is …


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  1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

    So I guess...

    ...the check cleared.

    Seriously though, Sweden tops the rape/inhabitant list in the same way as Stalin's Russia topped the spys/inhabitant list.

    1. Anonymous Coward


      Oh yes,

      Sweden is #2 in the world statistics with 53.2 reported cases per 100,000. England and Wales is 24.1. Of course, the REPORTED rate depends on a number of factors and does not accurately reflect the total incidents including UNREPORTED ones.

      Even so.. that's a statistic I wasn't expecting.

      1. Anonymous Coward

        Reported rapes != number of rapes

        Also, accusation != guilt

  2. Bilgepipe


    "His current whereabouts are unknown."

    Just switch the over-inflated-ego scanner on - the big red blob on the screen will be him.

  3. Cunningly Linguistic
    Paris Hilton

    This title should be washed in warm water and not tumble dried.

    I suppose in this instance if Assange had instigated a leak the Swedish police would have DNA evidence.

    1. Anonymous Coward


      ...but the 'leak' may have been consensual.

      1. Cunningly Linguistic

        Verbal title

        Or swallowed?

  4. The Fuzzy Wotnot


    OK I'll give the Swedes the benefit of the doubt, but seems a little coincidental that and internet motor-mouth bloke, who's in the business of shooting his mouth off about the business the world's governments get up to, is suddenly on a sexual offences rap?

    I don't support the bloke, I think he's a right prat, but this all seems a little too convenient for my liking.

  5. finnbarr
    Black Helicopters a kipper...

    is what springs to mind here...

    1. Visionism


      ...what you're saying is that the leak has now been stitched up?

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Black Helicopters


      This has Säpo (The Swedish Spooks) written all over it.

      Säpo and the Swedish judicial system have a long, sorry form as regards bending over for their American counterparts, even handing Ahmed Agiza and Mohammed Alzery directly over to a CIA-spook torture-flight at Bromma Airport which really made the shit hit the fan here, and of course even the infamous Pirate Bay knobbled-judge fiasco.

      Of course there'll never be enough actual "evidence" to convict him of more than stepping on the cracks in the pavement, but the damage is done. Classic Säpo M.O.

      Hope I remembered the anon button.

  6. ViagraFalls

    Anyone see the irony here?

    From the lawyer's statement: "as revealed to the press through unauthorized disclosures". Surely Assange is the last person who should be raising a stink about leaking unauthorized disclosures.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "The identification, exposure, or termination of employment of or legal actions against current or former insiders, leakers, or whistleblowers could damage or destroy this center of gravity and deter others from using to make such information public."

    I'm sure this is all just a big coincidence.

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    1. Anonymous Coward

      Re: Which is it?

      "1 in 4 web pages, or 1 in 10 Internet references?"

      Both. Read the article again.

  9. JaitcH

    Smells to high heaven - US dirty tricks

    Of all the players in the particular round of tricks I tend to side with Assange.

    I am just surprised the Swedes decided to help the U.S. in this way.

    1. Anonymous Coward


      No doubt SAAB do well out of the Merkins' wars, and they surely have some clout at home. Then, of course, there's Bofors.

      1. Anonymous Coward

        Very surprised

        SAAB haven't been Swedish since 1989

        1. Anonymous Coward

          The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

          Oh, what does the "S" stand for? I thought it was Sverige....

          (Probably the most expensive lager in the world.)

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