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KARL RITTER, Associated Press WriterSlashdot is covering this now (Sunday August 22, @01:27PM).
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors defended their handling of a rape allegation against the founder of WikiLeaks, saying Sunday that they had made no mistakes in issuing an arrest warrant and withdrawing it less than a day later.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said the short-lived warrant had damaged his group nonetheless.
The Swedish Prosecution Authority said an 'on-call' prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for Assange late Friday only to see it revoked the next day by a higher-ranked prosecutor, who found no grounds to suspect him of rape.
'The prosecutor who took over the case yesterday had more information, and that is why she made a different assessment than the on-call prosecutor,' said Karin Rosander, a spokeswoman for the authority.
She declined to specify what the new material was, but said there was 'absolutely nothing' that suggested errors had been made by either prosecutor.
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