Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Julian Assange arrested in London

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Tuesday in London on a Swedish warrant, London's Metropolitan Police said.

Assange was arrested at a London police station at 9:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m. ET) and will appear at the City of Westminster Magistrate's Court later in the day, police said.

Swedish authorities had issued the warrant for Assange so they can talk to him about sex-crime allegations unrelated to WikiLeaks' recent disclosure of secret U.S. documents.

I don't know what to say. The conspiracy-minded part of me wants to think this is a snow job. The feminist part of me never wants to downplay sex crime allegations. So all I'll do is note this development, and reserve judgment pending a greater knowledge of the facts.

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