WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

From Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/wikileaks-assange-police-tuesday/

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, December 6th, 2010 — 6:29 pm

Update: Assange denied bail, remanded to British custody

Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange was arrested Tuesday morning by London Metropolitan police on a warrant out of Sweden.

The Guardian reports on a statement from Metropolitan police that “Assange, 39, was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant by appointment at a London police station at 9.30 a.m.

He is accused by the Swedish authorities of one count of unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and one count of rape, all alleged to have been committed in August 2010.”

One of the charges, which appears to be new, is that he had sex with a woman while she was sleeping.

Assange was denied bail and remanded into British custody until at least Dec. 14, according to reports from the scene.

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