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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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