Interpol has placed the Australian-born founder of WikiLeaks on its most-wanted list after Sweden issued an arrest warrant against him as part of a drawn-out rape investigation.
The France-based international police organization has issued a "red notice" for 39-year-old Julian Assange — the equivalent of putting him on its most-wanted list.
The issuance by Interpol was expected after a Swedish court in mid-November approved a motion to have Assange brought in for questioning.
Julian Assange is suspected of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion. (Reuters)