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Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, wanted by police on rape charges [update - warrant withdrawn]
Expressen (Swedish daily) ^ | 21 August, 2010 | Diamant Salihu and Niklas Svensson

Posted on 08/21/2010 1:39:08 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy

(The article and other links, see below, are all in Swedish. So far international media has not reacted. But it will not be long....)

Julian Assange is wanted by Swedish police on probable grounds suspected of rape. Two women 20 and 30 years old contacted the police on Friday.


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That's the only facts so far publlished by the press. The INternet will be ravaged by conspiracy theories starting 3.....2......1.....
1 posted on 08/21/2010 1:39:11 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy
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To: ScaniaBoy

Isn’t he GAY????


2 posted on 08/21/2010 1:40:03 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Lol...It’s ok to rape as long as it’s used to expose the Bushcheneyhaliburtonwarmachinemonster!


3 posted on 08/21/2010 1:41:29 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: ScaniaBoy

All over the Swedish press now:

http://www.svd.se/nyheter/inrikes/wikileaks-frontman-misstankt-for-valdtakt_5167469.svd

http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/julian-assange-misstankt-for-tva-valdtakter-1.1157154


4 posted on 08/21/2010 1:41:35 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Wow! Just like fellow peacecreep Scott "Burger King" Ritter.

5 posted on 08/21/2010 1:42:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: Ann Archy

i dont know about the gay thing but this wanted for suspected rape hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


6 posted on 08/21/2010 1:42:09 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Ann Archy

Well, it is Sweden after all...


7 posted on 08/21/2010 1:42:39 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Was the victim man, woman, plant or animal?

(Or maybe just some warm desert left unattended in the kitchen?)


8 posted on 08/21/2010 1:44:27 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo is Miley- wily, clever and detractive as all get out!)
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To: ScaniaBoy

i’m seeing a screenplay being written right now-this is gonna’ be a blockbuster of a movie


9 posted on 08/21/2010 1:44:44 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Ann Archy

According to Wikipedia (I know..) he was married to his girlfriend in an unofficial ceremony at the age of 18 and had a son.


10 posted on 08/21/2010 1:44:49 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Boom.


11 posted on 08/21/2010 1:49:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can't possibly get into trouble letting my monkey carry grenades." --Gen. Karl Tagon)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Isn’t it obvious this would be the case with a guy that has ASS in his name? :P


12 posted on 08/21/2010 1:49:46 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: ScaniaBoy
Has Tom Daschle ever spent any time in Sweden?

Untitled-1

13 posted on 08/21/2010 1:51:25 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Well, how about this? !!!!

Excellent posting. Thanks you, dear FRiend!


14 posted on 08/21/2010 1:51:35 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: ScaniaBoy

So far Assange has not been in contact with the police, but in an e-mail to leftist Swedish daily Aftonbladet he denies all accusations.


15 posted on 08/21/2010 1:52:03 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
Isn’t it obvious this would be the case with a guy that has ASS in his name? :P

And 4/5 of the word anger.
16 posted on 08/21/2010 1:52:27 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: All

Additional link:

Note: The following news brief is a quote:

http://www.thelocal.se/28496/20100821/

WikiLeaks founder suspected of rape
Published: 21 Aug 10 10:36 CET

A warrant has been put out for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted on suspicion of rape, according to Swedish media reports.


17 posted on 08/21/2010 1:59:43 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Ann Archy

Rapists often can’t adequately function sexually, so it doesn’t matter if he is/is not a homosexual.

The excitement for the rapist is the fear the victim displays and the violent assualt itself; not the sex act.


18 posted on 08/21/2010 2:04:00 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: ScaniaBoy
Is he in Sweden now, or has he kept his whereabouts hidden?
19 posted on 08/21/2010 2:05:46 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: ScaniaBoy

Express is a Tabloid.


20 posted on 08/21/2010 2:06:10 AM PDT by NoLibZone (I am currently under federal investigation by the DNC for my opposition to the Ground Zero mosque.)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Accused of two rapes. Two women victims. One in Stockholm. The other a couple days later outside of Stockholm.


21 posted on 08/21/2010 2:06:49 AM PDT by Dagnabitt ("Obama" - Swahili for "Fail")
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To: ScaniaBoy

Liberals get away w/ everything. They think the morals they talk about don’t apply to them only conservatives.


22 posted on 08/21/2010 2:07:21 AM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: ScaniaBoy

Bush/ Cheney set him up


23 posted on 08/21/2010 2:09:30 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Ken H

He is probably no longer in Sweden.


24 posted on 08/21/2010 2:10:34 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: NoLibZone

Yes, Expresen is a tabloid, but now the broad sheets are also covering the story. Furthermore there are direct quotes from the district prosecutor.


25 posted on 08/21/2010 2:12:32 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

So we’re not the only ones?


26 posted on 08/21/2010 2:18:58 AM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: ScaniaBoy
Let me be the first on this thread to predict DU/Daily Kos will have thread after thread detailing CIA plots...
27 posted on 08/21/2010 2:20:33 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: Cindy; Ann Archy
The excitement for the rapist is the fear the victim displays and the violent assualt itself; not the sex act.

Yes, that is what leftist sources like to claim.

On the other hand, a multitude of scientific research contradicts that view, revealing that only a portion are motivated by anger, power, or sadism. Many prefer non-rape sexual gratification. So I think that correcting your line to "some rapists" would be correct.

Yet in the accusations in the case at hand, it could be simply the alleged perpetrator using his power to get what he wanted sexually.

28 posted on 08/21/2010 2:24:23 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: ScaniaBoy

He picked Sweden for several reasons. The Pirate Party is a fairly big deal there and would readily support him. I will make a pretty good guess that both women are connected to the Pirate Party. As for leaving the country...I probably wouldn’t. Once outside of Stockholm....it’s just a rural region with a thousand places to hide. There’s a couple of towns but not much else.

The problem that Assange has now is that he’s burning bridges. The Pirate Party members will start to question his values and will see more police come & go. I’m guessing Assange needs to find a safe environment and will head as far north in Sweden as he can go.


29 posted on 08/21/2010 2:26:14 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: ScaniaBoy

Tabloid Slanders WikiLeaks Julian Assange in Attempt to Distract for Pentagon

http://mathaba.net/news/?x=624411


30 posted on 08/21/2010 2:29:21 AM PDT by NoLibZone (I am currently under federal investigation by the DNC for my opposition to the Ground Zero mosque.)
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To: ScaniaBoy

These America-haters are real pillars of society, aren’t they? Yep, real role models.


31 posted on 08/21/2010 2:29:31 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Gondring

Thanks Gondring.

I’ll respectfully have to disagree with you this time.


32 posted on 08/21/2010 2:34:40 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: ScaniaBoy; Cindy; Dallas59
Norway's Aftenposten with Google translation:

WikiLeaks-entrepreneur investigated for two rapes

Stockholm police believe there are reasonable grounds for suspicion against Julian Assange. The website says they have not been contacted by police.


Kristine Grue Langset
Updated: 08/21/1910 at. 10:53 Posted: 21/08/1910 at. 8:48

Read also:

WikiLeaks said the Pentagon is moving

- New WikiLeaks-bomb in two weeks

Media Organization hudfletter WikiLeaks

Maria Häljebo Kjell Beach with prosecutors in Stockholm City confirms the case against Expressen and says Assange is wanted.

Julian Assange has been in Sweden recently. Partly in connection with an agreement that allows the Swedish Pirate Party will be responsible for any of the site's servers, partly in connection with the lectures he has given.

Two Women


- It's rape, and there are reasonable grounds to suspect, "said Kjell Häljebo Strand.

Prosecutors have no other information besides that in the case of rape.

According to Expressen records, two women aged between 20 and 30 have contacted the police.

Assange should have hit one woman on Saturday and Sunday last week in an apartment on Södermalm in Stockholm.

The other woman he will have met in Enköping on Tuesday morning this week.

- Save the power position

A source told the newspaper that Assange met the women in connection with the assignment he had in Sweden.

The women themselves should not have wanted to review, but met with City Policy in Stockholm on Friday to explain the circumstances.

- Women are terrified and dare not announced. Police believe the women in this case is afraid of the perpetrator position of power, "a source of Expressen.

According Häljebo Kjell Beach police do not know where the suspect is right now.

Expressen has failed to connect with Assange, but WikiLeaks writes on Twitter that they have not been contacted by Swedish police.


WikiLeaks-entrepreneur investigated for two rapes
33 posted on 08/21/2010 2:34:56 AM PDT by bd476
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Yeah. I’m a little disillusioned. This is the best we could do? Couldn’t hang with a stiff in his car or something a little more Hitchcockian?


34 posted on 08/21/2010 2:35:06 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: ScaniaBoy

Why? Did his credit card charges bounce?


35 posted on 08/21/2010 2:37:17 AM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: CanaGuy

These countries don’t care about rape. They didn’t mind Roman Palanski nailing a 14 year old.


36 posted on 08/21/2010 2:37:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: bd476

Thank you bd476 for the additional info.


37 posted on 08/21/2010 2:39:51 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Boy, you goin' down.


Prison too.

38 posted on 08/21/2010 2:41:59 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Venturer
Venturer wrote: "These countries don’t care about rape. They didn’t mind Roman Palanski nailing a 14 year old."

Different locale, different police, different country. Roman Polanski lives in Switzerland, not Sweden.

The Swedish Police have charged Julian Assange with rape in his absence.

See the map below. Switzerland, the country where Roman Polanski is hiding out, is Northeast of Italy and East of France. It is #37 on the map below. Switzerland is not Sweden.


39 posted on 08/21/2010 2:54:47 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Your map includes three of my favorites, Andorra, Monaco and Lichtenstein. But it omits two equally important countries — San Marino and Vatican City. What gives? Anti-Catholic bias?


40 posted on 08/21/2010 3:29:24 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Ann Archy

Assange isn’t gay: the US soldier who leaked all the information to him was gay.


41 posted on 08/21/2010 3:41:08 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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media finds all this out in a couple weeks, and we still aren’t sure where obummer was born


42 posted on 08/21/2010 3:51:59 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: ScaniaBoy; LucyT; Beckwith; Fred Nerks

WIKIrape?

Who will start that site?

Those who live by their whick, die by their whick.

And at the fooot of it all is likely a very courageous woman who all but a few will attempt to pillory.

Makes one love women, the wild cards of our body politic.


43 posted on 08/21/2010 3:58:55 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Hawthorn
Hawthorn wrote: "Your map includes three of my favorites, Andorra, Monaco and Lichtenstein. But it omits two equally important countries — San Marino and Vatican City. What gives? Anti-Catholic bias?"

Hopefully you're not accusing me of "Anti-Catholic bias" because I posted a simple map for someone who apparently confused the two countries Sweden and Switzerland.

If you are accusing me of "Anti-Catholic bias" you are wrong.

However, if you simply wanted to see a map of San Marino here it is:



Hopefully you will be able to locate Vatican City on the map below:



Here's another map:


44 posted on 08/21/2010 4:07:15 AM PDT by bd476
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To: ScaniaBoy
The INternet will be ravaged by conspiracy theories starting 3.....2......1.....

You don't have to done a tin foil hat to have your first thought be when reading the headline, That's mighty convenient.

45 posted on 08/21/2010 4:07:28 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Cindy

You’re welcome, Cindy.


46 posted on 08/21/2010 4:10:03 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

I love looking at maps like the ones you posted. Thanks!


47 posted on 08/21/2010 4:12:17 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: ScaniaBoy

That means he’s now a fugitive?


48 posted on 08/21/2010 4:15:09 AM PDT by avid (Please consider the environmental impact of not printing this posting!)
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To: avid

Hope he chooses suicide by cop.


49 posted on 08/21/2010 4:16:28 AM PDT by avid (Please consider the environmental impact of not printing this posting!)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Wikileaks twitter says: “Expressen is a tabloid; No one here has been contacted by Swedish police. Needless to say this will prove hugely distracting.”

http://twitter.com/wikileaks/statuses/21731365419


50 posted on 08/21/2010 4:31:06 AM PDT by Zatch87
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