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Wikileaks founder arrested in London – rape investigations

After hiding in the UK for a while, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested. The Metropolitan Police have announced that he was taken into custody a few hours ago.

Mark Stephens, Assange’s lawyer had earlier said he was going to deliver him to authorities for questioning in a rape investigation launched initially by the Swedish authorities.

Julian Assange (image Leon Neal / AFP - Getty Images)

Stephens has said that his client claims innocence and that the encounters were consensual sex and not rape. He has stated that the investigations are a political stunt and that Assange wants to clear his name on these allegations.

Interpol placed Assange on its most-wanted list on Nov. 30 after Sweden issued an arrest warrant. Wikileaks is battling to stay online after being shut down several times in recent weeks.

Kitguru says: Life isn’t looking too rosy for Julian right now.

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