Posted by | August 21, 2010 09:01 | Filed under: Top Stories

Swedish authorities have issued an arrest for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on charges of rape and molestation. Assange’s WiliLeaks site quotes him as saying the charges are “without basis.”

In a series of other messages posted on the Wikileaks Twitter feed, the whistle-blowing website said: “No-one here has been contacted by Swedish police”, and that it had been warned to expect “dirty tricks”.

Assange is under fire for releasing Afghan war documents and is promising the release of 15,000 more documents about the war.

The allegations have been dropped.

Sweden’s chief prosecutor dropped a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, reversing course just hours after she had ordered an arrest warrant for the man behind the release of thousands of secret U.S. government documents about the war in Afghanistan.

Chief Prosecutor Eva Finne “has come to the decision that Julian Assange is not suspected of rape,” a three-sentence English-language statement on her Stockholm office’s website said today. “Considering that, Assange is no longer arrested in his absence.”

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