Interpol asked to arrest Wikileaks owner

December 1st, 2010 by Staff

Source: MacauNews — Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.

The global arrest warrant came for the 39 year old after another release of government cables was dumped onto the Wikileaks Web site.

As the news of the secret US cables spread quickly to governments and financial markets, Interpol said Assange was wanted in Sweden for questioning over the alleged rape and molestation of two women.

While Assange has denied the charges, Interpol member states have been asked to arrest him.

Assange, an Australian, is known to move from country to country and was offered residency during the week by the Ecuador government, which later retracted the offer.

Assange had boasted on Tuesday that he would release material that could take down a major US bank.

Consequently, Bank of America shares tumbled on the strength of the speculation.

On Sunday, his Web site released the first batch of a quarter of a million US diplomatic cables, which showed up embarrassing indiscretions in the world of diplomacy.

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