Daily Archive: 08/23/2010

Aug 23 2010

Evening Edition

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1 WikiLeaks founder points at Pentagon over rape claims

by Igor Gedilaghine, AFP

2 hrs 7 mins ago

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in an interview published Sunday he believed the Pentagon could be behind a rape allegation against him that was swiftly dropped by Swedish authorities.

His comments came as prosecutors justified their treatment of the 39-year-old Australian, whose whistleblowing website is embroiled in a row with Washington over the publication of secret Afghan war documents.

The Aftonbladet newspaper quoted Assange as saying he did not know who was “hiding behind” the rape claim, which prompted prosecutors to issue a warrant for his arrest on Friday but which was cancelled the following day.

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