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December 1st, 2010
07:56 AM ET

Hunt continues for WikiLeaks' Assange

(CNN) - Interpol, at the request of a Swedish court looking into alleged sex crimes from earlier this year, has put WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on its most-wanted listed. The Stockholm Criminal Court two weeks ago issued an international arrest warrant for Assange on probable cause, saying he is suspected of rape, sexual molestation and illegal use of force in August incidents.

Sweden asked Interpol, the international police organization, to post a "Red Notice" after a judge approved a motion to bring him into custody.

The "Red Notice" is not an international arrest warrant. It is an advisory and request, issued to 188 member countries "to assist the national police forces in identifying or locating those persons with a view to their arrest and extradition," according to Interpol.

Today on American Morning, Kiran Chetry and John Roberts talk to CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the search for Assange and lingering questions in his involvement with the latest WikiLeaks document dump.


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  1. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    They had BIN LADEN cornered once before, but were ordered to let him GO! The media put it out just vaguely and were probably told to 'shut it down'. We didn't hear another word about it. However, do you remember how long it took them to find ERIC RUDOLPH?!? And that was right here in NORTH CAROLINA! They still didn't catch him, you may as well say he turned himself in. He got hungry and sneeked down to a store to get food and ultimately got caught, hiding in a dumpster!

    December 3, 2010 at 2:12 pm |
  2. Matt

    In the beginning, the mainstream tagged assange as just a flake. Then came more documents, then they slammed him as a mollester. Now he has more documents, possibly on big banks, links to politicians, to weapons contractors etc. etc. etc., who else maybe on these? He could be many things, at least he has the desire to seek the truth. That is probably his mission. Tell the people the truth, apparently that's what he's trying to do.

    December 2, 2010 at 8:16 am |
  3. Average American

    Let's hope t US Government has better luck catching this fool than they have had catching Osama Bin Laden.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:43 am |