Arrest warrant for WikiLeaks’ Assange not valid!!

LONDON | Thu Dec 2, 2010 1:00pm — Lawyer for WikiLeaks’ Assange denies warrant valid. The lawyer acting for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied on Thursday that Sweden had issued a valid European arrest warrant for alleged sex crimes, despite Stockholm’s insistence that legal difficulties with the warrant were resolved. Tuesday, international police agency Interpol said it had issued a “red notice” which allows arrest warrants issued by national police authorities to be circulated to other countries to facilitate arrests and help possible extradition. “There is no arrest warrant against him. There was an Interpol red notice, which is not a warrant, alerting authorities to monitor his movements,” Stephens told Reuters. “The arrest warrant was sent back by Scotland Yard (London police) because it did not comply with the law and was defective.”