Reader reaction to Reuters news
Pentagon cautions news media on WikiLeaks documents
Assange has been establishing a base in Sweden in order to benefit from the Nordic country’s strict journalist protection laws. He is also being investigated over rape allegations in Sweden, which he has denied, calling them baseless.
It has been widely reported that the rape charges were dropped.
The relevancy of the remaining charges would appear to have no bearing on the article on hand, and the original statement would appear to be included as an attempt of character assassination by the author.
It was indeed widely reported in August that the charges were dropped, and then again in September when Swedish prosecutors reopened the investigation: GBU Editor
Frame grab shows Director of Public Prosecutions Marianne Ny during a news conference in Stockholm September 1, 2010. Ny, a top Swedish prosecutor, said on Wednesday she was reopening an investigation into rape allegations against Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. REUTERS/Angelica Karlsson/Scanpix Sweden