Must be that THEY did a little leaning on the Swedes.
Brave Sir Julian Asschapeau, Knight of the Pallid Complexion, Rueful Countenance and Multi-Hued Coif, International Man of Mystery, and Romantic Hero is no doubt cognizant of the warrant for his arrest.
"I request the District Court of Stockholm to detain Mr. Assange in his absence, suspected of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion," Swedish director of prosecutions Marianne Ny said in a statement in English.
"The reason for my request is that we need to interrogate him. So far, we have not been able to meet with him to accomplish the interrogation," she said.
The Stockholm court was set to hold a hearing at 2:00pm local time Thursday on whether to order Assange's detention, which according to Swedish media would allow authorities to issue an international warrant for his arrest.
Two days before the allegations against Assange were made public in August, he had applied for a work and residency permit in Sweden, where some of WikiLeaks' servers are situated, but his application was turned down on Oct. 18.
Assange moves around a lot, and his whereabouts remained unclear Thursday.
Never fear Brave Sir Julian. Hide in the hen house, and if they come a knock - knock - knockin', keep that door locked and answer...:
Of course if you choose to remain on the lam, your entourage may take to singin' this little ditty:
The Schadenfreude Brauhaus is kicking into overdrive these days. Brisk business indeed.