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Wikileaks' Assange inquiry by Sweden 'improper'

Swedish prosecutors did not follow "proper procedure" while investigating rape claims against Julian Assange, a UK extradition hearing has been told.

Sven-Erik Alhem, a witness, said it was "quite peculiar" that authorities did not get the Wikileaks founder's version of events before seeking his arrest.

Prosecutors said repeated attempts were made to persuade him to be interviewed.

Mr Assange, 39, denies claims of sexual assault against two women. The case was adjourned until Friday.

Allan Little reports.

  • 08 Feb 2011
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