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Julian Assange: Arrest Looks Imminent…….

The man who went after the US government finds himself a step away from going back to Sweden in cuffs….

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — who sent the world into a tailspin last week when his organization dumped some 250,000 U.S. secret diplomatic cables — is without question the world’s most wanted man. But according to several British news outlets, Assange’s arrest is imminent, possibly as early as Monday.

Speculation that the end was in sight began after it emerged late Friday that Swedish prosecutors had filed a fresh request to British police to extradite the WikiLeaks founder. In November, Swedish authorities issued an arrest warrant for Assange, who was accused of sexual crimes committed there in August. But a procedural error in the original European arrest warrant sent by Swedish prosecutors to Britain’s Serious Organized Crime Agency (Soca) have prevented any move to apprehend the Australian.

For the past several months, Assange has widely believed to have been in hiding somewhere in the United Kingdom. The public perception has been one of a man hunt….

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December 5, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Crime, Government, Law, Media, Men, Politics, Travel, Updates | , , ,

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