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Warrant for Assange issued

world Updated: Dec 02, 2010 01:01 IST
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The global police agency Interpol said Wednesday it had issued a global wanted notice for WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange on suspicion of rape, on the basis of a Swedish arrest warrant.

"There is a public 'Red Notice' on behalf of Sweden," a spokeswoman told AFP, confirming that Interpol had posted Sweden's request for assistance in tracking down the 39-year-old Australian on its website.

Sweden's International Public Prosecution Office in Gothenburg issued an arrest warrant for the secretive activist on November 18, citing "probable cause of suspected rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion."

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