WikiLeaks’ Assange to be Interrogated on ‘Suspicion of Molestation’
August 26, 2010
(ChattahBox)—WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, has been busy the past couple of weeks, fending off charges of rape and molestation, while continuing with his whistleblowing muckraking ways. Swedish officials promptly dropped the arrest warrant against Assange for rape, but he’s still being asked to appear for questioning on the sexual molestation allegations. Despite the WikiLeaks’ founder’s dismissal of the sexually related allegations, as “dirty tricks” in retaliation for the release of thousands of sensitive Pentagon documents on the Afghanistan war, the prosecutor has found that the molestation allegations warrant an interrogation.
According to the Telegraph, the Swedish prosecutor intends to contact Assange’s lawyer to schedule a time for questioning.
“Prosecutor Eva Finne said there were no grounds to continue an investigation into a case which initially led a duty prosecutor to issue an arrest warrant for Assange for suspected rape.”
“The investigation is still going on. I find there is a suspicion of molestation,” Ms Finne said. “I’m going to tell the investigator to contact the suspect’s lawyer and they decide when it’s possible to hold an interrogation,” she said.”
Assange just released a confidential CIA memo discussing a scenario, wherein the U.S. would be viewed as an “exporter of terrorism.”
As previously reported by ChattahBox, Assange has come under fire for releasing sensitive wartime documents.
“Assange and his group have come under increasing criticism for leaking over 77,000 secret Pentagon documents detailing the U.S. military’s operation in Afghanistan. Pentagon officials have accused the Australian WikiLeaks founder of placing soldiers and informants in harms away, with the release of sensitive documents.”
“Assange recently announced he plans to release an additional 15,000 sensitive Pentagon documents in a couple of weeks.”
The mysterious WikiLeaks’ founder and former hacker, denies the sexual molestation allegations.