Thursday, December 2, 2010

UK Police Know WikiLeaks' Assange's Whereabouts

December 2, 2010 - England - He's on the run, with Interpol among those hunting for him. According to a report this afternoon at The Daily Mail (Pakistan), "Wikileaks website founder Julian Assange is in Britain and police know his whereabouts but have refrained so far from acting on an international warrant for his arrest." The Daily Mail cites reporting by The Independent (UK). A team report by Mark Hughes, Michael Savage and Jerome Taylor for The Independent today states that "Despite accusations that Julian Assange is on the run, The Independent has learnt that Scotland Yard has been in contact with his legal team for more than a month but is waiting for further instruction before arresting him. Police forces around the globe have been asked to arrest the enigmatic Wikileaks founder, who is wanted in Sweden to answer a series of sexual allegations against him." The report goes on to say that Assange "supplied the Metropolitan Police with contact details upon arriving in the UK in October. Police sources confirmed that they have a telephone number for Mr Assange and are fully aware of where he is staying." Full Story... This, of course, makes us wonder just why the authorities in the UK are holding off on arresting Assange. A hint comes in The Independent's report: "The delay is said to be a technical one, with sources suggesting Soca needed clarifications about the European Arrest Warrant issued by Swedish prosecutors for Mr Assange, a fast-track system for arresting suspects within the EU." RELATED: Britain asks Sweden for more details on Assange allegations‎ CNN