Swedish rape warrant for Wikileaks' Assange cancelled


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Sweden has cancelled an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on accusations of rape and molestation.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority website said the chief prosecutor had come to the decision that Mr Assange was not suspected of rape but did not give any further explanation.

The warrant was issued late on Friday.

Wikileaks, which has been criticised for leaking Afghan war documents, had quoted Mr Assange as saying the claims were “without basis”.

That message, which appeared on Twitter and was attributed directly to Mr Assange, said the appearance of the allegations “at this moment is deeply disturbing”.

bbc.com/news/world-europe-11049316


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Thanks for posting this, gilliam. :slight_smile: This comes at a very, very interesting time, and one wonders about the deep politics apparently at play. In my opinion, the entire rape warrant situation was politically motivated from the beginning, and very likely a CIA set-up. Whatever one thinks about Assange, though, it’s beyond dispute that he’s an “avowed foe of Clinton” who’s doing his best to derail her campaign. Even going beyond what’s apparently being talked about behind the scenes regarding DNC staffer Seth Rich, there’s also the extremely enticing tidbit that the Democrats are claiming the next Wikileaks release will include fabricated content. So, the Democrats are attempting some damage control before the information has even been released, which suggests to me that whatever is about to be revealed is 100% true. It also suggests that Wikileaks is continuing it’s very decent, original and longstanding policy of pre-notifying the guilty parties of what exactly is about to be released, before they actually release the information to the public. If that’s true, then the Clinton campaign has been given a heads up. So yeah, the timing of this rape warrant being cancelled is quite interesting.

And what’s more, this piece, which came out a few hours ago, titled Did Someone Just Try to Assassinate Julian Assange?… Attempted Break-in at Ecuadorian Embassy, raises further questions.

:popcorn:


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Thanks for posting this, gilliam. :slight_smile: This comes at a very, very interesting time, and one wonders about the deep politics apparently at play. In my opinion, the entire rape warrant situation was politically motivated from the beginning, and very likely a CIA set-up. Whatever one thinks about Assange, though, it’s beyond dispute that he’s an “avowed foe of Clinton” who’s doing his best to derail her campaign. Even going beyond what’s apparently being talked about behind the scenes regarding DNC staffer Seth Rich, there’s also the extremely enticing tidbit that the Democrats are claiming the next Wikileaks release will include fabricated content. So, the Democrats are attempting some damage control before the information has even been released, which suggests to me that whatever is about to be revealed is 100% true. It also suggests that Wikileaks is continuing it’s very decent, original and longstanding policy of pre-notifying the guilty parties of what exactly is about to be released, before they actually release the information to the public. If that’s true, then the Clinton campaign has been given a heads up. So yeah, the timing of this rape warrant being cancelled is quite interesting.

And what’s more, this piece, which came out a few hours ago, titled Did Someone Just Try to Assassinate Julian Assange?… Attempted Break-in at Ecuadorian Embassy, raises further questions.

:popcorn:


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