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Scotland Yard Gets Arrest Warrant for Assange

The Telegraph reports:


A fresh European Arrest Warrant has been issued by the authorities in Sweden where he is wanted for questioning over claims of sexual assault.

Mark Stephens, who represents the 39-year-old Australian former computer hacker, said he would fight any move to extradite his client.

But the move means there is no longer any legal impediment to holding Mr Assange and making him appear before City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court.


Mr Assange is believed to be in hiding in south-east England as the latest publications on his whistle-blowing website fuel global uproar.

Prosecutors in Sweden issued a warrant for his arrest last month but it could not be enforced because of a technical blunder.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of sympathizers have downloaded an encrypted “insurance file” released by Assange and said to contain sensitive documents on Guantanamo Bay, BP, and Bank of America, among others. Assange has threatened to send out a decryption key for the file should WikiLeaks be shut down. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.


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