Amid threat WikiLeaks founder Assange 'missing'

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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London, Dec 5: The founder of whistle-blowing website Julian Assange has been hiding under cover some where in London as Swedish authorities issued an arrest warrant against him in connection with the rape case.

European media reported that Julian Assange is hiding in United Kingdom amid the threats received from different parts of the world. He became the attention centre of the wold by releasing United States diplomatic cables, which exposed dirty politics played by US over United Nations and other countries.

Meanwhile, Assange's lawyer defended him saying that the arrest warrant issued by Sweden for allegedly raping two women was a 'political stunt'.

Read: Australia works with US to kill me: Assange

Scotland Yard has been preparing for the arrest of Assange once they received the Swedish warrant. The delay of his arrest has frustrated US government, which faced serious criticism after the release of the diplomatic cables.

Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has described Assange as "an anti-American operative with blood on his hands" and asked for his elimination.

US government also forced the domain provider for WikiLeaks to terminate the account. But WikiLeaks started the release of data using a new Swiss domain. Later this domain also went offline which forced them to shift to a Swedish domain.

Interpol has issued a 'Red Notice' against Assange asking people to contact police with information about his whereabouts.

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