ę To The Barricades! Democrats Pushing Amnesty Via The DREAM Act | Main | Lead Author of IPCC 4th Report: Yeah, Global Warming Regulation Is Primarily A Vehicle For Global Redistribution of Wealth Ľ
November 18, 2010

Sweden Issues Arrest Warrant For Julian Assange On Rape, Molestation Charges

Pile on him! (Not on me!)

A courtís arrest ruling makes it possible for the prosecutor to request an international arrest warrant via European Union cooperation or Interpol, Tommy Kangasvieri at the National Bureau of Investigation said today in a telephone interview.


Assangeís application for a Swedish residence and work permit, which would have allowed him to establish WikiLeaks as a Swedish publication protected by the constitution, was turned down by the Migration Board.

Hurtig said he was sure an international arrest warrant would be issued by police and that Assange would come to Sweden for questioning.

"Arrest" here seems to have a less-forbidding and more technical meaning than we usually think of in America -- it seems to mean (and I'm not sure I have this right) that he is subject to detention (that's the real meaning of arrest, after all) and questioning about this matter. From what I gather "arrest" in Sweden does not seem to have the usual implication as in America, that is, that a prosecution is expected to follow.

digg this
posted by Ace at 02:42 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Deplorable: "275 Somebody needs to go out there and tell them ..."

Christopher R Taylor: "[i]A slave was part of the household and was affor ..."

Brave Sir Robin: "Probably late to the party, but lemme guess: Rosie ..."

Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing: "[I]Ronan's shitty mother demanding Thomas be remov ..."

weft cut-loop[/i][/b]: "[i] Coldplay were different. they started as a ban ..."

Chamber of Commerce: "[i]Paying for debt with servitude isn't such a bad ..."

BurtTC: "Ace, thanks for coming along early today. Everyone ..."

IC, now with extra super elite: "Dems lead Gop by 12 points? Pfft. I can +5 maybe b ..."

Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing: "[I]Last time I remember entertainment gossip being ..."

Boulder t'hobo: "Coldplay were different. they started as a band an ..."

Darth Trump [/i][/b][/s][/u]: "Apology accepted, Admiral Rosenstein. ..."

Christopher R Taylor: "So far I haven't been unpersoned for it but I tent ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64