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Arrest Warrant for "Sex Crimes" Against Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Is Only for "Sex Without a Condom"

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Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for "sex crimes".

Everyone assumed it was for rape.

But it turns out it was for violating an obscure Swedish law against having sex without a condom.

As Newsweek wrote in August:

A
Swedish lawyer representing two women whose allegations triggered a
sexual-misconduct investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has
given [Newsweek column] Declassified the first on-the-record
confirmation of the allegations that led to the issuance—and then rapid
cancellation—of a warrant on a rape charge and to a parallel
investigation into alleged “molestation." Claes Borgstrom of the
Stockholm law firm Borgstrom and Bostrom, who is representing two women
who said they had sexual relationships with Assange, said his clients
complained to the police of Assange's reluctance to use condoms and
unwillingness to be tested for sexually transmitted disease.

 

***

 

Borgstrom
said that specific details about the the allegations had not yet
appeared in Swedish media. But he acknowledged that the principal
concern the women had about Assange’s behavior—which they reported to
police in person—related to his lack of interest in using condoms and
his refusal to undergo testing, at the women’s request, for sexually
transmitted disease. A detailed, chronological account of the women’s
alleged encounters with Assange—which in both cases began with
consensual sexual contact but later included what the women claimed was
nonconsensual sex, in which Assange didn’t use a condom—was published
on Tuesday by The Guardian; a Declassified item included a more explicit reference than The Guardian to Assange’s declining to submit to medical tests.

Similarly, the Daily Mail reported in August:

'When they got back they had sexual relations, but there was a problem with the condom - it had split.

 

'She seemed to think that he had done this deliberately but he insisted that it was an accident.’

 

Whatever
her views about the incident, she appeared relaxed and untroubled at
the seminar the next day where Assange met Woman B, another pretty
blonde, also in her 20s, but younger than Woman A.

 

***

 

The [second] woman admitted trying to engage her hero in conversation.

 

Assange
seemed pleased to have such an ardent admirer fawning over him and,
she said, would look at her ‘now and then’. Eventually he took a closer
interest.

 

***

 

What he did not tell her was that the
party was being hosted by the woman he had slept with two nights before
and whose bed he would probably be sleeping in that night.

 

***

 

‘The passion and attraction seemed to have disappeared,’ she said.

 

Most of what then followed has been blacked out in her statement, except for: ‘It felt boring and like an everyday thing.’

 

One
source close to the investigation said the woman had insisted he wear a
condom, but the following morning he made love to her without one.

This was the basis for the rape charge. But after the event she seemed
unruffled enough to go out to buy food for his breakfast.

And today, a former attorney for Assange has confirmed that the charges are for having sex without using a condom.  He notes that:

The consent of both women to sex with Assange has been confirmed by prosecutors.

He also accuses the prosecutors of "making it up as they go along",
and said that Sweden's justice system is destined to become "the
laughingstock of the world" for pursuing the case against Assange.

So Assange might be a cad
for sleeping with 2 women within a couple of days, and he might be
irresponsible for having sex without a condom and then failing to submit
to HIV tests afterwards.

But he has not been accused of rape under any traditional meaning of that term.

 


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Fri, 12/03/2010 - 15:21 | Link to Comment Aductor
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Seems that a bunch of people now are experts on Swedish penal law. There is no such thing as a law against not using condoms. That precaution would only apply if you have are aware of having an STD (dolus) or if your partner consent to sex _on_the_ condition_ that you wear a condom.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 13:31 | Link to Comment tamboo
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yawn, more secrets of an infiltrated govt filtered through the lens of its israheli mossad captors and printed up on all the jewmedia front pages. you gotta love rat faced jewlian's talmudic hairdo. rapist! he's a bad man! booga booga! i think he bayonetted some incubator babies too. posterboy for the end of net freedumbs.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 14:01 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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the "jews" can only fanatasize about the fictional global power-networks you credit them with. Blaming all of this on the "jews" (race/faith/geography)is almost as naive as blaming the gulf wars on the "terrorists." Cause only the jews have selfish, criminal tendencies and connections right? Grow up. 

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 12:58 | Link to Comment Ruth
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Is this going to show up on SNL?

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 12:17 | Link to Comment the grateful un...
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We should have had this law in America when George and Barbara Bush had sex without a condom. 

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:51 | Link to Comment Gimp
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His defense will be:

Your honor, my salami was too big to squeeze into the jacket!

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:02 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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The MSM should eat only crow and used condoms until they can distinguish between rape and a lovers' quarrel. 

Those who have never had sex with a woman are invited to sit down and shut up.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:31 | Link to Comment Widowmaker
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C'mon George, you know as well as I do that rational decisions are never made based on fear.

The truth will set you free, the rest is Nazi propaganda, ironically this time sponsored by a Zionist Senator from the state of CT that is a dual citizen and a shameful conflict of domestic-interest.

I said it in a prior post, this incident will illuminate the gross incompetence and fear exhibited by governments, and the lack of restraint in pursuit of non-criminals, treating them like criminals, just like the TSA, and homeland insecurity.  Making non-criminals the victims for criminals never works and usually leads to violence and conflict. 

The death of the Internet as we (in the US) know it is next.  It would already be unplugged if it weren't the only market floating the holiday economy. 

"Courage is contagious," and the Internet is the medium for truth, thus the largest threat to power there is.

This guy is already a martyr for truth, which one would be hard pressed to find coming from American soil, which is sad sad sad.  It used to be US citizens that stood up for truth, instead the US elects the liars, jewish Nazi-fascists, and thieves serving interests of other countries. 

The US can't even fake leadership in any capacity without oppressing it's own public.  What a disgrace.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 08:57 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Interpol is now going to have to go after every guy who did not use a condom when asked to. ALL of them.

Just like we go after and prosecute all of the fraud in the bad banks. ALL of it.

"Psy-oops" (deliberate extra o) or not, there is no consistency in the enforcement of the laws. This is the travesty laid bare for all to see.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 07:19 | Link to Comment Ferg .
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I generally don't like to subscribe to conspiracy theories , but given the fact that British , American and Australian ( and probably many many more ) authorities have openly declared that they wish to question Mr.Assange about , and possibly prosecute him for , his Wikileaks activities , I would imagine that even the smallest/most trivial oppurtunity to arrest him was seized upon  . The case against him seems pretty stilted and convoluted to me . Of course if he is genuinely guilty then he should recieve some sort of punishment , but I do get the feeling that this case of " sexual misconduct " will merely serve as a launching pad for inquiries into his hacking activities .

 

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 07:17 | Link to Comment saulysw
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Can we see a re-enactment on youporn?

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 08:12 | Link to Comment Young
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Then we can get Will Ferrell to show up in the ending and say: "Those swedes sure know how to make a good fuck flick"...

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 06:28 | Link to Comment Young
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+1... Fucking sickening

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 05:57 | Link to Comment Kina
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How pathetic does this make Sweden, Interpol and the UK look?

How embarassing for them, to be outed as pure US sock-puppets. Chasing international condomless sex stud.

 

And how pathetic does this make the US look? Not only losing total economic credibility but showing themsleves to be petty to the nth degree.

 

Empire in decline for sure.

 

 

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 08:11 | Link to Comment hejss
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Both are also members of  Broderskapsrorelsen. Some "Christian" movement..

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 05:47 | Link to Comment Young
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Bodstrom is a socialist pig, one of those politicians that doesn't attend his job at the Riksdag while getting paid by the taxpayers. They just took the case to get into the spotlight, and clearly Ny has come under the control of the US. This whole thing is utter rubbish.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 05:01 | Link to Comment hejss
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So the woman who invites Assange to Sweden accuse him of not using a condom...?

And when was he supposed to do the tests!?!?

Funny that Bodstrom the lawyer was minister of justice department before and in the same party as the woman.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 04:25 | Link to Comment skippy
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Counter claim....did he buy the condom in Sweden or was it manufacured there...did all partys present read and understand the instructions contained  with in said product...were the instructions legable...cough designed to be legable to horny bastrards pre act etc.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky5u6vm44ak

 

skippy...run with it!

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 04:24 | Link to Comment Kina
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Well I guess that would be the best way to descredit him, say he is one of them.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 04:19 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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Listen how Webster Tarpley sees it. Different story than the controlled mass media.

Wikileaks as a CIA Decoy? open questions about a strange story:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brGAgrxscOg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAcR8bqVnIk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDrDWQda00o&feature=related

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 04:15 | Link to Comment Trenchf00t
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Holy crap, he is jet-setting around the world banging call girls with no rubber like little Frankie Abagnale! That's hot! Catch him if you can! I just wiki-leaked all over my keyboard! Now what will I use to buy stocks?!?!!one

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 05:47 | Link to Comment Matto
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"?!?!!one"

 

HAHAHHAHAHHA!!!

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 04:14 | Link to Comment Kina
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Arrest Warrant for "Sex Crimes" Against Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Is Only for "Sex Without a Condom"

 

I think tomorrow you will find that the charge will be changed to.... and Interpol will upgrade its altert to defcon 5

Arrest Warrant for "Sex Crimes" Against Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Is Only for "Sex Without a SWEDISH brand Condom"
Fri, 12/03/2010 - 03:24 | Link to Comment TheGoat
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Geez people just coz Wiki man is a an idiot doesnt make him a criminal.

Lets have transparancy in govt, is this not what we would like from the Ben ber nak and the big banks.

Hey if the truth hurts suck it up.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 03:13 | Link to Comment thegr8whorebabylon
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Cadillac of luv 

for Jules,  You send your soldiers to certain slaughter

in the wasteland of sum wickyd Swedish daughter

she rolls over, now all you've got

is what you're layin on, a damp spot.

 

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 02:57 | Link to Comment Andrew G
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No use of condoms?? QUICK! Someone alert the Vatican! The Pope will save Julian Assange! Or is that Julian AssAngel?

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 02:34 | Link to Comment Too Late To Cancel
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wiki is state sponsored psyops. TPTB's pucker factor is high enough that they are willing to suffer acute diplomatic embarrassment to keep our eyes off what the other Hand is doing. That other (banking cartel / government, at the expense of the masses, symbiosis: The Fed) Hand would be much easier to lose sight of if it weren't flailing about quite so wildly.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 03:18 | Link to Comment MayIMommaDogFac...
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They call that "The Shakes"

I'm not shaking.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 02:31 | Link to Comment scaleindependent
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I keep reading  on ZH that "you can't make this shit up".  You truly can't. This has more twists and turns than a detective novel, and I am not referring only to Assange's case. The world's current status is at times hilarious, dramatic, depressing and truly tragic. The worst part of it is that I cannot put this Sophoclean play down and live my life. Here at ZH, we are the Greek chorus and the world is the tragic protagonist.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 13:49 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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well said

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 02:06 | Link to Comment grunk
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Letting your Wiki leak is an international crime?

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 01:47 | Link to Comment Bob Sponge
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GW:  Thanks for continuing to get important info out for consumption.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 01:42 | Link to Comment Moonrajah
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I think the Swedes should just incorporate a law that obligates every male of 18+ years wear a condom at all times. 'Cause you just don't know when it will come in handy (pun nintendoed). That way those prosecution-lusting chicks won't have a thing on you.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 01:38 | Link to Comment tony bonn
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yea bring out the rancid crap about prophylaxis as a protection against hiv. hiv is a meaningless bogeyman and has absolutely nothing to do with aids....yet the goon squads of the government have made a lie the truth....in order to enslave the people just as they have done with the wtc to create a brown shirted society....

fuck those goddamned bitches and the fucking governments who are so zealous to crucify the truth....god bless julian!!

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 01:30 | Link to Comment Kina
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Good to see Interpol being used as a political toy of a few US bankers who are worried about bad PR.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 14:35 | Link to Comment Mariposa de Oro
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Your comment reminded me that one of the first things Obama did after being given the keys to the kingdom, was give Interpol more authority in the US.  I wondered why he would do that.  Could this be a part of that?  Just thinking out loud.....

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 02:02 | Link to Comment IQ 145
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  Isn't it wondeful. Una bola de ladrones; quienes son buen catolicas, cada uno.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 02:02 | Link to Comment IQ 145
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  Isn't it wondeful. Una bola de ladrones; quienes son buen catolicas, cada uno.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 01:28 | Link to Comment Kina
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[But it turns out it was for violating an obscure Swedish law against having sex without a condom.]

 

This is of course only an allegation.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 01:28 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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As a criminal law attorney of twenty years, this is insane. An Interpol warrant? Insane. This is definitely a diversion from the fed data. The biggest rape in history

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 01:26 | Link to Comment Hook Line and S...
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I had sex with Robo's icon without a condom.

What's the big deal?

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 03:16 | Link to Comment MayIMommaDogFac...
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Uhhh, you do know that Robo is actually a...

Oh never mind, I'll just assume from your screen-name that you swallowed.  ;)

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 01:13 | Link to Comment honestann
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The never-ending story of governments-gone-wild.

What we need is protection against governments.

I guess the population of Sweeden will drop to zero.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 02:00 | Link to Comment IQ 145
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 Couldn't happen too soon. No more Nobel prizes for lunatics and losers.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 02:38 | Link to Comment Rotwang
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don't forget that the Norwegians bestow the peace prize!

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 00:45 | Link to Comment eftian
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If the condom split, he should` acquit.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 04:22 | Link to Comment SustainablePower
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But if the Condom Don't Fit, you must acquit.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 00:42 | Link to Comment SustainablePower
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Well, if the absence of a condom is an international crime, where does oral sex come in?

Bill Clinton clearly did not have a condom on when he ruined Monica Lewinsky's blue dress.

So, is Bill Clinton an international criminal by not using a condom?

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 02:34 | Link to Comment scaleindependent
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Douh!

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 02:46 | Link to Comment SustainablePower
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Let's put ALL the facts out on the table now...shall we?

 

After all, Bill Clinton is THE original "wiki" "leak".

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