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Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle-blower website Wikileaks, has categorically denied Swedish sexual abuse charges launched against him.

The country's prosecution authority has dropped an arrest warrant for a rape charge, but a separate molestation accusation is still under investigation.

Wikileaks has been criticised for leaking controversial documents on the US-led war in Afghanistan. And the website is preparing to release a fresh batch of classified documents.

In an exlusive interview with Al Jazeera, Assange said that the accusations are part of a "smear campaign" against him. 

Source: Al Jazeera