WikiLeaks Founder Arrested in London
December 7, 2010 § Leave a comment
Julian Assange turned himself in to a London police station to face charges of rape, unlawful coercion and two counts of sexual molestation.
Assange, who was told he could consent to be extradited to Sweden and declined to do so, is being held without bail for unknown reasons at the moment.
He also is facing a challenge of all his assets slowly being frozen from access. Julian intends to fight the courts on extradition to Sweden.
”Julian Assange has been the one in hot pursuit to vindicate himself to clear his good name.” Mark Stephens, Assange’s lawyer told BBC. Although Assange is in a legal battle, WikiLeaks is still proceeding with releasing documents and does not see Assange’s arrest as an obstacle.
In addition to his sex crime charges, Assange may face charges from the government for his recent release of diplomatic papers. Supporters of WikiLeaks are writing letters to the prime minister stating Mr. Assange should be able to return back to Australia.
His one wild card left is that Assange released for download to thousands of WikiLeaks supporters what is called a thermonuclear device” which is a file that contains all the files ever received by WikiLeaks containing the names of spies, soldiers and sources. If harm is done to him or he is jailed the encryption code would be released allowing access to numerous amounts of private documents.