Interpol has issued international wanted poster for the “provisional arrest” of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. According to Wired:
A Red Notice is kind of international wanted poster seeking the provisional arrest of a fugitive, with an eye towards extradition to the nation that issued the underlying arrest warrant. Interpol transmits the notices to its 188 member countries, including Britain, where Assange is believed to be located. Interpol has no authority to compel a subject’s arrest. It issued 5,020 Red Notice last year for a variety of crimes.
A terse extract of Assange’s notice appeared on Interpol’s website Tuesday, without a photograph, reporting that the 39-year-old Australian is wanted for “sex crimes” by the International Public Prosecution Office in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Hot on the heels of the largest interdiction action in history. Looks like the drama is just beginning. Check out the Daily Show’s humourous take on this below.
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