London, Oct 19 (ANI): Sweden has denied a residence permit to Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle-blowing website-Wikileaks.rosecutors are investigating rape and sexual molestation allegations against Assange, 39, by two Swedish women.
Assange, however, has denied the allegations and said they were part of an American plot to discredit him, reports the Telegraph.
The Australian has sought to establish a base for Wikileaks in Sweden to take advantage of its laws protecting whistle-blowers.
The Swedish Migration Board said the reason for the denial was confidential.
The move came as Wikileaks prepared to publish about 400,000 intelligence files related to the Iraq war in what the Pentagon fears will be the biggest security breach involving classified information. (ANI)