Sweden’s Top Court Pushes for Assange’s Arrest
Posted on Dec 2, 2010
Julian Assange is a wanted man. Sweden’s Supreme Court is the latest on the list of concerned parties around the globe to go after the WikiLeaks founder, giving an extant arrest warrant a boost on Thursday for rape charges stemming from last summer. The timing, of course, is conspicuous here. —KA
Sweden’s Supreme Court today upheld an arrest order for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on allegations of sexual assault, a move that will further pressure police in the U.K. to detain the elusive Australian hacker in the country where he is known to be hiding.
Assange, whose website this week released hundreds of secret U.S. diplomatic cables, has denied the rape allegations made by two Swedish women in August. He had previously appealed two lower court rulings that would have allowed investigators to detain him.