Julian Assange
Crime

Wikileaks head appeals Swedish arrest order

As international headlines continue to boil over the new publication of secret U.S. diplomatic documents by the whistle-blowing, internet website Wikileaks, the website's top man - Australian-born Julian Assange –  has appealed a Swedish arrest order to the Swedish supreme court.

Last week, a Swedish court ruled in favour of the continued arrest order.

While in Sweden, the Australian was charged with rape and sexual assault, cleared by a lower court, charged again and now is the subject of an Interpol hunt.

The man claims that he is innocent and his supporters insist the legal proceedings are aiming at silencing a critic who helped reveal information about civilian killings in Western war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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