Al Jazeera - Swedish prosecutors have cancelled an arrest warrant issued for Julian Assange, the founder of controversial whistleblower website Wikileaks.
Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblowing WikiLeaksThe warrant was issued following a sexual assault complaint against him.
But on Saturday night, as international media outlets were beginning to pick up the story, Eva Finne, Sweden's chief prosecutor, announced that Assange was no longer wanted.
"I don't think there is reason to suspect that he has committed rape," the chief prosecutor said, but declined to go into any more details.
Assange had denied the allegations, saying via Twitter that the charges were "without basis and their issue at this moment is deeply disturbing". Read more.