Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bogus rape charges against Assange 'beyond the pale'

From James Joyner in Outside the Beltway:

The Feds famously got notorious mobster Al Capone on tax evasion charges. Will WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be done in by sex crimes?
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I have no knowledge about Assange’s sex life beyond those detailed above and wish I didn’t know that much. It is worth noting, however, that Sweden issued an arrest warrant for Assange back in August and then promptly withdrew the charges the same day. As I wrote at the time, “while I view Assange as substantially lower than pond scum, this story is incredibly murky. While I’m happy to see him discredited and silenced, bogus rape charges are beyond the pale.” Neither opinion has changed.