|Published:||Aug 21, 2010 8:01 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 21, 2010 5:01 PM EDT|
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Swedish prosecutors have withdrawn an arrest warrant for the founder of WikiLeaks, less than a day after the document was issued.
They say it was based on an unfounded accusation of rape. No decision has been made about a separate molestation accusation against Julian Assange.
The nomadic Australian had said he expected "dirty tricks" after his group released classified documents about the Afghan war. It's preparing to release another batch.
Assange had dismissed the rape allegations in a statement on WikiLeaks' Twitter page, saying "the charges are without basis and their issue at this moment is deeply disturbing."
His whereabouts are unknown.