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WikiLeaks’ Assange Arrest “Imminent”

It has been reported in some quarters of the press that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing “imminent” arrest.

The BBC reports that The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) in the UK is soon to issue a European arrest warrant for Assange.

Assange is wanted on sex-crime charges in Sweden, where it is alleged that he sexually assaulted two women on a visit to the country in August.

It has also been widely rumoured that the controversial whistleblower is hiding out at a secret location in the UK.

Assange’s lawyer in the UK, Mark Stephens, claimed that his client had attempted to contact the Swedish prosecutor for the case, but this had been refused.

Stephens told the BBC: "If the prosecutor had any concern for the women making the complaints, any concern about truth or justice, she would pick up the phone and get in touch with Julian - she knows how to do it".

Once the warrant is issued, it will be served out by local police. Assange’s Lawyer insisted that he will challenge the warrant in court.