Prosecutor Wants to Detain Assange

WikiLeaks founder wanted for questioning in Swedish rape case
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 18, 2010 8:07 AM CST
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks in front of NGO's delegates during a NGO conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.   (AP Photo/Salvatore Di Nolfi, Keystone)

(Newser) – A Swedish prosecutor has asked a court for an order to detain Julian Assange for questioning on suspicions of rape, sexual molestation, and unlawful coercion. The prosecutor says she’s asked for the order because investigators haven’t been able to bring the WikiLeaks founder in for an interrogation. Assange has denied the allegations, which stem from his encounters with two women during a visit to Sweden in August.

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