They just wanted to track him down and persuade him to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases, according to several people in contact with his entourage at the time. Swedish Director of Prosecution Marianne Ny answers questions during a news conference at the police headquarters in Gothenburg December 7, The sexual misconduct case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a personal matter and not connected with his work releasing secret U.
This article has been superseded by new charges on rape released by the Swedish authorities. You can read the charges here. Note to the foxy patriots who want the head of WikiLeak's Julian Assange on a plate with his severed penis in his mouth: He's not a rapist.
LONDON — Julian Assangethe founder of WikiLeaks who was released from a British jail late last week, is facing a new challenge: the leak of a page confidential Swedish police report that sheds new light on the allegations of sexual misconduct that led to Mr. The Swedish report traces events over a four-day period in August when Mr. Assange, a year-old Australian, had what he has described as consensual sexual relationships with two Swedish women.
Could this whole thing have been prevented if Assange agreed to be tested for STDs? Unlike the U. Swedish blogger Linea at Feminism and Tea attributes the confusion to a mix-up over a colloquialism for rape :. A research project last year funded by the European Commission found that Sweden leads Europe in reports of rapewith
Documents seen by the Guardian reveal for the first time the full details of the allegations of rape and sexual assault that have led to extradition hearings against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. The case against Assange, which has been the subject of intense speculation and dispute in mainstream media and on the internet, is laid out in police material held in Stockholm to which the Guardian received unauthorised access. Assange, who was released on bail on Thursday, denies the Swedish allegations and has not formally been charged with any offence.
The plot that no one thought could possibly get even thicker, expanded its dimensions quite considerably this weekend. Fresh details from the statements made to police by the two Swedish women who have made sexual allegations against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, were published by The Guardian newspaper, his principal British media partner and supporter. The story — bylined Nick Davies, the journalist and author who first suggested a tie-up between WikiLeaks and the newspaper — says that the new material offers "a detailed account of a number of disputed incidents involving the women that appear, at least, to warrant investigation".
To the protesters on the street outside the Royal Courts of Justice Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, was in court yesterday because the American government is out to get him for exposing its secrets. But inside the courtroom, not a word was said about the international storm created by the publication of classified documents on WikiLeaks. Instead, there were dry-as-dust arguments about the meaning of inter-governmental agreements on arrest warrants, interspersed with graphic details about sexual encounters that took place in Sweden last August.
Julian Assange is behind bars in the remand wing of Wandsworth Jail in London. The founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks believes his detention, for questioning for sexual assault in Sweden, is politically motivated. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spent his first night behind bars after he was refused bail over allegations of sexual assault in Sweden, which had issued a European Arrest Warrant for him.
Updated December 07, Julian Assange has finally been interviewed over allegations of sexual assault, more than four years after he was granted asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Here is all you need to know about the allegations and why it has taken six years for him to be interviewed.
Leaked police reports from Sweden are providing the most detailed account to date of the rape and molestation allegations circling WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Despite widely-circulated claims that Assange is accused of violating a nonexistent Swedish law forbidding " sex by surprise ," or another nonexistant Swedish law making it illegal to have consensual sex without a condomit's already surfaced in court that Assange is suspected of unlawful coercion, two instances of sexual molestation, and one of rape. But the details have been fairly opaque until now.