STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Swedish prosecutors said Saturday they had withdrawn an arrest warrant for the founder of the controversial WikiLeaks Web site.
The warrant for Julian Assange was canceled less than a day after it was issued as part of an investigation into allegations of rape and molestation.
Assange had said via Twitter Friday that he expected to be the target of "dirty tricks" in retaliation for the release of thousands of U.S. military documents on the war in Afghanistan last month.
The nature of the allegations was never revealed; however, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a written statement there was no longer any reason to suspect Assange of rape and prosecutors would have no further comment, the BBC reported Saturday.
Assange, whose whereabouts were unknown Saturday, has said his Sweden-based operation would release another 15,000 classified U.S. military documents in the coming weeks.