Wikileaks’ founder rape charge dropped after less than 24 hours

Julian Assange, spokesman for the Wikileaks website, is no longer suspected of rape, according to the Swedish Prosecution Authority. The charge was dropped less than twenty-four hours after the authority first confirmed Assange would be arrested. The authority said the charge was laid by a duty prosecutor but dropped when the case was taken over by the chief prosecutor.

A charge of molestation of an adult remains pending. Mr Assange said on Twitter that the charges are without basis. Another post on the Wikileaks Twitter account linked to a document apparently showing the US Government planned to destroy the organisation as early as 2008.

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