This is a quality microcosmic example of the need for anonymity for rape suspects.
Swedish authorities say they have issued an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, on accusations of rape and molestation.
The warrant was issued late on Friday, said Karin Rosander, communications head at Sweden’s prosecutors’ office.
16:15 today on the website of the Swedish prosecutor’s office:
Assange no longer wanted
Chief prosector Eva Finné has come to the desicion that Julian Assange is not suspected of rape. Considering that, Assange is no longer arrested in his absence.
Eva Finné will make no other comments during Saturday night.
So there you have it.
In a day, one of the world’s most recognisable names has been dragged through the mud, on the basis of iunfounded nonsense.
Jack of Kent is busily worrying about whether the above website is genuine. Why not go and see for yourself?
Plenty will no doubt hype up the conspiracies with the time honoured “no smoke without fire” rhetoric.
Yet again, a man’s name is dragged through the stickiest of mud for no just reason.
UPDATE: BBC News get with the programme.
One more comment. We all know that the internet never forgets, so Julian Assange’s name will forever turn up in certain searches on Google or whatever.
The post on Jack of Kent’s blog, for example, is tagged as follows:
UPDATE: Jack has updated his tags to be more appropriate.