Swedish warrant arrives; UK to arrest Assange

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Julian Assange and WikiLeaks
London, Dec 7: The Scotland Yard has been preparing to arrest the founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, as the Swedish arrest warrant against him in connection with the rape case has reached United Kingdom.

The arrest warrant issued by the Swedish court has been submitted to the Scotland Yard on Monday, Dec 6. European media reported that Assange will be held soon. It is expected that British authorities may handover Assange to Sweden over the rape allegations made by two Swedish women.

Sweden had issued the arrest warrant for the allegations of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion. Two Swedish women claimed that Assange had engaged in unprotected sex with them in Aug 2010.

Later Assange's lawyer stated the Swedish arrest warrant as an "political stunt".

Mean while, WikiLeaks continued to release the US diplomatic cables. On Monday, Dec 6, WikiLeaks released more than 355 mirror sites to continue the publication in case of any hack on the main website.

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