Swedish Prosecutor Wants to Question Wikileaks' Assange
On Thursday, Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny asked the District Court in Stockholm to detain WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for questioning.
Ny wants to interrogate Assange about suspicions of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion, according to a statement. Investigators have not been able to meet with him, Ny said.
A first arrest warrant stemming from the rape charges was issued for Assange in August, but after a change of prosecutor, it was quickly withdrawn. A few days later the rape charges were dropped. However, when Ny, director of prosecution, took over the case, she decided to reopen the investigation.
At the moment, due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, Ny declined to disclose information concerning the suspicions or how the investigation has been conducted.
Assange has denied any wrongdoing.
A hearing is set to take place at 2 pm CET on Thursday in the Stockholm District Court, according to the statement.
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