Assange arrest warrant 'no mistake'

Sweden drops rape charge against Wikileaks founder but insists warrant was no mistake.

    Prosecutors in Sweden have said that they did not make a mistake when they issued an arrest warrant, for Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, on sexual abuse charges, even though it was quickly withdrawn.

    The country's prosecution authority dropped a rape charge against him, but a separate molestation accusation is still under investigation.

    Assange, who has been criticised for leaking controversial documents on the US-led war in Afghanistan, told Al Jazeera that the accusations are part of a "smear campaign".

    In an interview with Al Jazeera, Karin Rosander, from Sweden's prosecution authority, affirmed that no errors had been made in launching the charges against Assange.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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