WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is under arrest and may face trial in Sweden for not wearing a condom! Sweden’s complex rape laws may land Assange in jail for the high crime of wearing a broken condon during consensual sex. Now two one-night stands he had with politically active women he met ther in August have gotten him arrested.
While the mainstream media continues to report this as a case of "rape" there is no evidence of that. The sex in one at least case was consensual, and in fact one of the women even threw him a party after they had already hooked up. However in Sweden the act of not wearing a condom is enough to get you investigated, arrested, and evidently put into jail.
The Swedes are calling the case a Honey trap designed to put Assange in jail. In fact the charges were initially dropped by the Swedes only to be brought up again following the re;ease of the latest round of diplomatic cables.
How two one-night stands sparked a worldwide hunt for Julian Assange, via the Daily Mail:
The story began on August 11 this year, when Assange arrived in Stockholm.
He had been invited to be the key speaker at a seminar on ‘war and the role of the media’, organised by the centre-Left Brotherhood Movement.
His point of contact was a female party official, whom we shall refer to as Sarah (her identity must be protected because of the ongoing legal proceedings).
An attractive blonde, Sarah was already a well-known ‘radical feminist’. In her 30s, she had travelled the world following various fashionable causes.
While a research assistant at a local university she had not only been the protegee of a militant feminist academic, but held the post of ‘campus sexual equity officer’. Fighting male discrimination in all forms, including sexual harassment, was her forte.
Sarah and Assange had never met. But in a series of internet and telephone conversations, they agreed that during his visit he could stay at her small apartment in central Stockholm. She said she would be away from the city until the day of the seminar itself.
The prosecution's case has several puzzling flaws, and there is scant public evidence of rape or sexual molestation
What happened over the next few days — while casting an extraordinary light on the values of the two women involved — suggests that even if the WikiLeaks founder is innocent of any charges, he is certainly a man of strong sexual appetites who is not averse to exploiting his fame.
Certainly his stay was always going to be a very social affair, mingling with like-minded and undoubtedly admiring people.
That Thursday, he held court at the Beirut Cafe in Stockholm, dining with fellow ‘open government’ campaigners and an American journalist.
The following afternoon, Sarah returned to Stockholm, 24 hours earlier than planned.
In an interview she later gave to police, she is reported to have said: ‘He (Assange) was there when I came home. We talked a little and decided that he could stay.’
The pair went out for dinner together at a nearby restaurant. Afterwards they returned to her flat and had sex. What is not disputed by either of them is
that a condom broke — an event which, as we shall see, would later take on great significance.
At the time, however, the pair continued to be friendly enough the next day, a Saturday, with Sarah even throwing a party for him at her home in the evening.
While this all reeks of a political dirty trick to try to stop WikiLeaks from publishing more embarrassing material, it is unlikely to succeed. In fact the case seems to be leading more people to wonder what the fuss is all about and is incresing traffic to the WikiLeaks site.
In addition, the arrest of Julian Assange will not stop the site from publishing the classified material. To protect WikiLeaks, scores of individuals and organizations — including the office of Bolivia's leftist Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera — have created websites that either partially or fully duplicated WikiLeaks' main site. WikiLeaks said more than 1,000 such "mirror" sites had gone up by evening.
And then there is the "Doomsday File," an encrypted cache of uncensored documents that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has circulated across the Internet may ensure that a huge array of secrets will be revealed even if the website is shut down or Assange is arrested.
Tens of thousands of supporters have downloaded the "insurance" file, which has been available since July, and it includes files on BP and Guantanamo Bay.
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