Assaulted Swedish ladies lawyer wants rape charge against WikiLeaks founder to stick

New York, Aug.28 (ANI): Rape charges filed against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must be reinstated for sexually assaulting two Swedish women, said their lawyer.

"I have appealed the decision of the prosecutor," the New York Post quoted lawyer Claes Borgstroem, as saying after Swedish prosecutor Eva Finne withdrew a rape charge against Assange last Saturday, just hours after an arrest warrant was issued for him.

Finne said "new information" warranted such a move.

Assange has denied all allegations, vowed to cooperate with officials and linked the charges to a Pentagon "smear campaign."

He claimed the government is behind his woes in retaliation for WikiLeaks' release of US documents about the Afghan war. (ANI)

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