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Interpol Seeks WikiLeaks Founder Assange for Questioning in Swedish Sex Case

The founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blower website is being sought by Interpol for questioning in a Swedish sex case.

Julian Assange, 39, has made headlines recently for publishing some 250,000 classified U.S. State Department documents on the site. But, in a move that he claims is in retaliation for WikiLeaks’ work, he is being pursued in what a Swedish prosecutor describes as a “rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion” case, reports the New York Times.

The sex case relates to a trip Assange took to Sweden this summer. Two women with whom he had brief relationships there say he refused to stop when condom issues occurred, the newspaper recounts. Assange has denied he did anything wrong.

Assange, who is Australian, was last known to be in the United Kingdom.

Earlier coverage: “US Rep: Use Terror & Spy Laws to Probe WikiLeaks & Founder re Site’s Dump of 250K State Dept. Docs”

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