Skip to comments.WikiLeaks: Interpol issues wanted notice for Julian Assange
Posted on 11/30/2010 2:56:48 PM PST by La Enchiladita
The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is tonight facing growing legal problems around the world, with the US announcing that it was investigating whether he had violated its espionage laws.
Assange's details were also added to Interpol's worldwide wanted list. Dated 30 November, the entry reads: "sex crimes" and says the warrant has been issued by the international public prosecution office in Gothenburg, Sweden. "If you have any information contact your national or local police." It reads: "Wanted: Assange, Julian Paul," and gives his birthplace as Townsville, Australia.
Friends said earlier that Assange was in a buoyant mood, however, despite the palpable fury emanating from Washington over the decision by WikiLeaks to start publishing more than a quarter of a million mainly classified US cables. He was said to be at a secret location somewhere outside London, along with fellow hackers and WikiLeaks enthusiasts.
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He can live free in Equador. Punishment enough.
I don’t understand why most people here hate this guy. He’s exposing the governments unsavory deeds and thus helping to shrink the government which is what most conservatives want, right?
Personally I hope at the very least this will teach the government to be a little more careful in protecting classified material. Hell if this guy got all of this information just imagine what kind of stuff other governments are extracting from classified servers across the fruited plain. I would also hope that this would get rid of some of the PC crap we’ve been feed about the “war on terrorism” but I kind of doubt that will happen.
Call the Power Puff Girls. He’s probably staying at Mojo Jojo’s place.
Swedish prosecutors have issued an international and European arrest warrant (EAW) for him in connection with rape allegations.
What an upstanding guy this one is/s. But, to some evil minded people he is a hero (well, I guess some thought Hitler was a hero too) Scum of the earth. I hope he rots in solitary confinement without a computer within a 10 mile radius.
You're being sarcastic, right? Either that, or you're a RonPaulbutt. If you don't like the U.S. of A., buddy, get out.
I'd rather enjoy the Schadenfreudic glee of ASSange being shut down by a rogue Jester, and about to be really shut down by Interpol.
If he truly goes after banks he'll be begging the Swedes for protective custody within a week...
While I despise the guy's motives in doing so--bringing about suffering and embarrassment for the sake of his own ego--I tend to agree that he is exposing much of what needs to be brought to light and stopped cold.
On the other hand, it's funny to picture him sweating bullets as he realizes that the Spetsnaz may soon deliver his head to the Hague. Just the head.
GO AWAY YOU DAMN LIBERAL. THE GUY ASSANGE IS NOT SO BAD> REALLY WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN SMOKING. OR IS IT POSSIBLE YOU HAVE YOUR HEAD UP OBAMA’S BACKSIDE> LETS BAN THIS IDIOT FROM FR ONCE AND FOR ALL>
Well, if he has pissed off the Israeli State...Mossad will nail him...
Whats with the sex crimes situation? I don’t know anything about that .
Assange was a hero as long as he was attacking GEORGE BUSH.
Now, he is an ENEMY OF THE STATE because he made DEMOCRATS look bad. that can not be allowed.
He is hated because he hates America. We have systems in place for the release of information . All information need not be made available at all times. Who the hell is he to be the decider of all that? He needs to be eliminated along with the traitor(s) who fed him info.
-I tend to agree that he is exposing much of what needs to be brought to light and stopped cold.
and who the f*ck is he to decide that ? HUH ?
I would love to see that picture on billboards across the country.
Sounds like part the missing 18 minutes of the nixon tapes......
Sex crimes? Not wise to F**k the Russians.
For “Sex Crimes” I see. Interpol posted this today. It certainly looks like state “officials” are thrashing around looking to somehow get him.
When he started to threaten a big bank then it was over. The bankers are the ones truly running the show. I do not agree with the unbridled release of Government communications. I think there has to be some consideration given to the consequences of such a release. In many cases though I do agree with it- if it exposes lies and fraud, but puts no ones life in danger. I also do not agree with exposing normal operational information that just mucks everything up, but does not involve lies and fraud or illegal activity.
Well the Banker info is none of that for sure, And I wish that He had just released that info while he had the chance. OK-Filter out anything that is not relevant or that would put innocent customers at risk in anyway. Those guys really do need to be exposed. Our traditional freedom depends on it.
The guy raped 2 women in Sweden...no telling how many other women he has done this to. 2 of them had the guts to come forward.
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