Swedish Prosecutors To Comment On WikiLeaks Case Later Monday

The Swedish prosecutors' office will give additional comments later Monday on the charges brought against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, it said in a press release. Chief prosecutor Eva Finne will provide information as soon as possible, the authority said, without giving further detail. The prosecution authority Friday said Assange was suspected of alleged rape and molestation, but dropped the rape investigations the following day. It said it would decide this week whether to pursue a molestation case. Under Swedish law, molestation is defined broadly and can refer to anything from groping someone to inappropriate, non-sexual behavior, for example, disrupting public order. Assange previously denied any wrongdoing, saying that critics of his organization would attempt to use the accusations to damage its reputation.