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Interpol puts Wikileaks founder on 'Wanted' list over 'sex crimes'

Andy Bloxham

Published 01/12/2010 | 10:23

Julian Assange, wanted over alleged sex crimes under an arrest warrant issued by the International Public Prosecution Office. Photo: Getty Images
Julian Assange, wanted over alleged sex crimes under an arrest warrant issued by the International Public Prosecution Office. Photo: Getty Images

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has been added to Interpol's 'Wanted' list over alleged sex crimes in Sweden.

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The international police organisation said the 39-year-old Australian was wanted over alleged sex crimes under an arrest warrant issued by the International Public Prosecution Office in Gothenburg.

Interpol's involvement comes after the Swedish authorities issued their own international warrants last month.

Assange has been lying low since the former computer hacker's site began to release hundreds of thousands of US embassy documents from a secret location in London.

The Metropolitan Police prioritises international arrest warrants involving allegations of murder or rape, and if the force became aware of an address where Mr Assange was staying, or a location where he was going to be attending a meeting, officers would seek to arrest him, sources said yesterday.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said the force could not discuss the identity of individuals who had been made the subject of international arrest warrants.

You can view the Interpol arrest warrant here.

Telegraph.co.uk

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