Sweden Orders Arrest of WikiLeaks Founder

Dodging claims of espionage and treason isn't Julian Assange's only problem. Add rape and sexual molestation to the mix.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The country is up in arms over WikiLeaks' release of 250,000 classified "cables" from U.S. ambassadors. Some congresspeople want criminal charges brought against WikiLeaks. Well, espionage and treason aren't the only things that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may have to face. It seems that people have forgotten that Sweden issued an arrest warrant for Assange on charges of rape, sexual molestation and illegal use of force. It seems Assange may actually have problems with boundaries in areas other than classified documents. Assange has refused to meet with Swedish authorities to face charges that appear to be related to two incidents, stating that the "relationships" were consensual. Sweden has had enough of his stalling, issuing an arrest warrant, even in his absence, which means that Swedish authorities anywhere in the world can detain him. The latest WikiLeaks debacle is just the middle of a situation with no end in sight.

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