Assange sex crimes file leaked online

Graphic details of the sex crime allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can now be read on the internet following the leak of uncensored police reports.

Assange sex crimes file leaked online

The files, viewed by AFP Friday, were faxed in November from Assange’s Stockholm-based lawyer Bjoern Hurtig to Jennifer Robinson, one of his British lawyers.

Although a cover page says the documents are legally privileged information “for Mr Julian Assange and nobody else” a link to a PDF file of the 97-page fax was posted online this week.

The documents include statements made to police by the two Swedish women behind the sexual molestation and rape accusations, the police questioning of Assange and the results of forensic examinations of a ripped condom.

Assange is currently out on bail in Britain awaiting a February 7-8 hearing at a London court on his extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over the allegations.

He has denied the accusations, arguing they are part of a smear campaign to discredit his whistleblowing website.

The steady stream of US diplomatic cables being released by WikiLeaks has infuriated the United States and other governments.

The police documents posted Friday contain the statement of the alleged rape victim describing how Assange forced himself on her, without wearing a condom, while she was asleep.

The woman, identified only as Miss W. in a British court hearing, said she had had consensual sex with Assange earlier in the evening, said the police report.

She had then fallen asleep with him, only “to wake up because he has forced himself inside of her,” the report said. “She asked immediately: are you wearing anything?’ and he answered ‘you’,” it added.

“She told him ‘You better not have HIV,’ and he answered ‘Of course not.'”

After that, Miss W. allowed the intercourse to continue.

“She felt it was too late. He was already inside her and let him continue…She didn’t have the energy to say something one more time. She had nagged him all night about wearing a condom,” said the police report.

The faxed documents also include a report on the condom used during a sexual encounter with Assange’s other alleged victim, Miss A, carried out by the Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science.

Miss A. has accused the Australian former hacker of having deliberately broken the condom after she made it clear she would only have sex with him if he wore protection.

The report says the condom had not been cut with scissors or a knife. Tests showed “the condom was torn apart.”

Assange denied the allegation, telling police, according to the files, he had no recollection of a broken condom, adding, “I wasn’t looking for a broken condom either.”

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Spanish ring ‘tried to extort €3m from Wikileaks’: Assange lawyers

Julian Assange's lawyers have filed a court complaint in Spain against a group of Spaniards they allege extorted the WikiLeaks founder and Ecuador's foreign ministry, a source in his defence team said on Saturday.

Spanish ring 'tried to extort €3m from Wikileaks': Assange lawyers
A video grab shows Julian Assange being driven away by British police after his arrest. Photo: AFP
Assange, who for seven years lived holed up in London's Ecuadoran embassy where he had taken refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden on rape accusations, was arrested on April 11 after Quito terminated his asylum.
The 47-year-old founder of WikiLeaks, which exposed everything from US military secrets to the wealthy's tax evasion, is now awaiting sentencing for breaching his British bail conditions in 2012.
The source, who wished to remain anonymous, said the complaint was against “a group of Spaniards who allegedly engaged in extortion and the embassy's employees and Ecuador's foreign ministry.”
The source added an investigation was ongoing and alleged “espionage” in the embassy against Assange, refusing to give further details.
According to Spanish media reports, four Spaniards have videos and personal documents of Assange. Online daily said they somehow got these via an alleged spying system set up in the embassy that included security cameras and employees taking photos of all documents handled by Assange.
They allegedly tried to extort three million euros ($3.3 million) out of WikiLeaks not to publish any of it, Spanish media report., which had access to the written complaint that was filed to Spain's top-level National Court, says Assange's lawyers also accuse Ecuador of spying on him. The National Court could not comment when contacted by AFP.
That contrasts with Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno's version of events. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, he alleged Assange had tried to set up a “centre for spying” in Ecuador's embassy.
Last year, Quito cut his internet and mobile phone access, accusing him of breaking “a written commitment” not to interfere in its and allies' foreign policies.
The move infuriated Assange, who sued the government for violating his “fundamental rights” by limiting his access to the outside world.
Now in prison in Britain, Assange is also fighting a US extradition warrant relating to the release by WikiLeaks of a huge cache of official documents.