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"It was to the relentlessly anti-left Expressen that the story of the initial charges of rape against Assange were released."
News article over the internet. I have checked but I cannot 100% sure if this is true. My searching leds me to believe that first article was released on 20th august by Expressen after flipping through articles through google on Expressen site and other swedish media.
Originally posted by pcrobotwolf
reply to post by SpeDeZo
the man is a traitor his company is china owned and he is giving away government secrets about the USA. Most of his cables are BS except for the first ones about the war. I really don't care if the charges are fake how would you feel about some jerk exposing your governments secrets while being backed by a country seeking to destroy you. that makes him a spy and i doubt he has the balls to release anything now knowing we will get him and he will make a deal wiki leaks will be shut down and he will receive a light sentence for it. But if hes the hero you all think he is he will release the cables then turn himself in showing he is only seeking to expose the truth. Right now i bet he feels stupid because i bet he thought he could run to china but they knew it would expose them for backing him so right now he is on his own. He should be hung for treason.
A bit of a recap first.
Anna Ardin and Sofia Wilén approached the Klara police station in Stockholm on the afternoon of Friday 20 August 2010 to ask questions of the police, purportedly about forcing someone to submit to STD/HIV tests.
The policemen on duty rang up prosecutor on duty Maria Kjellstrand even before the formal interrogation had begun. Kjellstrand - working with no paperwork at all at this point - issued an 'APB' for Assange and had the police search the Stureplan district of Stockholm for Assange, ostensibly to bring him in for questioning (and a tour of Swedish isolation cells).
The formal interrogation of Sofia Wilén was only concluded hours later and the interrogation of Anna Ardin didn't take place until the day after - by telephone.
As seen from Anna Ardin's SMS history, Anna Ardin and Sofia Wilén made the whole thing up - and even decided to leak the story to notorious Swedish tabloid Expressen. The story reached Niklas Svensson and others at Expressen at 19:52.
A colleague of Svensson's rang up Maria Kjellstrand to find out if the story was true - and Kjellstrand, violating the rules of her office, told the reporter that it was.
All of which closely follows Anna Ardin's notorious 'seven step plan for revenge' and is based directly on it.
A lot of the above has been inferred by pundits and researchers but it is only now that people finally learn the truth.
Expressen did their damnedest - all three of the reporters working overtime on Twitter from the wee hours of Saturday morning - to give the story legs. They truly didn't have much of a story: all they had was the leak by Ardin and Wilén that charges would be filed.
This is something Ardin and Wilén couldn't even have known at the time: they purported to ask the police questions only and it's the prosecutors and not the police who file charges and decide what the crime (if any) is to be - and Kjellstrand still hadn't seen any paperwork at all.
The case caused such a furore that Eva Finné was asked by her boss to look into it. Finné was at the time out in her sommarstuga for the weekend and had the case documents sent to her by messenger. Finné quickly concluded there was no rape charge there whatsover and essentially dismissed the whole thing.