founder Julian Assange, whose whistle-blowing website caused uproar last month with a leak of secret U.S. military files on Afghanistan, has been charged in Sweden with rape and molestation, the National Prosecutor's Office said on Saturday.
Assange was quoted by a Swedish daily as denying the allegations.
Assange, an Australian, was in Sweden last week to discuss his work and defend his intent to publish further documents on the war in Afghanistan. He has close ties with the Nordic country, where WikiLeaks has said it keeps some of its servers.
"We can confirm that he's wanted. He was charged last night -- the allegation is suspected rape," said Karin Rosander, Director of Communications at the National Prosecutor's office.
"One is rape and one is molestation," she said, without giving details.
I'M NOT SURPRISED: THIS LEFT-WING SC*MB*G OBVIOUSLY HAS NO RESPECT FOR LAW OR THE RULE OF LAW.
ROUND UP HERE AT MEMEORANDUM.
- HE MAY GET OFF LIKE POLANSKI: I GUESS IF YOU ARE A POSTMODERN LEFTIST YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING - TREASON, RAPE, MOLESTATION - EVEN PROSTITUTION.
- ASSANGE JOINS, THE NYTIMES, AL SHARPTON, ELLIOT SPITZER, GERRY STUDDS, ALCEE HASTINGS, ED MEZVINSKY, BOB TORRICELLI, JAMES MCGREEVEY, BARNET FRANK, AND BILL CLINTON - AND SO ON.