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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had a reputation for being suspicious and paranoid even before everyone was out to get him. Everyone, in this case, is the US - where government lawyers are hoping to prosecute on espionage charges - and the European Union, where he is wanted for questioning about an allegation of rape. As of Tuesday, Mr Assange has also been liable to arrest in any of the 188 member countries of Interpol - from Afghanistan...

2010-12-02

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Interpol has issued a "red notice" for the founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange. It said the Australian was wanted for questioning in Sweden over an alleged sex offence, which he has denied. The red notice does not amount to an arrest warrant. Instead, it asks people to contact the police if they have any information about his whereabouts...

2010-12-01

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This particular journalist has put it out. What they are doing is criminalising him, criminalising journalistic activity.

2010-12-05

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In a statement on its website, PostFinance said Mr Assange had "provided false information regarding his place of residence" during the account opening process. ... In a statement on its website, PostFinance said Mr Assange had "provided false information regarding his place of residence" during the account opening process...

2010-12-06

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The Swiss bank which froze the accounts of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is under electronic attack by WikiLeaks supporters. The PostFinance.ch website is being subjected to a distributed denial of service attack, rendering the site unusable by its customers and other visitors.

2010-12-07

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The US government will face significant legal and diplomatic hurdles if it attempts to prosecute Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in connection with the massive internet dump of secret US documents, legal scholars, defence lawyers and former prosecutors say.

2010-12-08

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Australia's foreign minister has said the US is to blame for the release of thousands of diplomatic cables on Wikileaks, not its Australian founder, Julian Assange...

2010-12-08

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Protests have taken place across Spain calling for the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition from the UK to Sweden for alleged sexual offences.

2010-12-12

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Journalist John Pilger, who like Ms Khan had offered to pay a surety to secure Mr Assange's release on bail, told the BBC. "I spoke to Julian Assange in Wandsworth Prison and he told me they put him in solitary confinement in a punishment block. This is ridiculous." Asked about Wikileaks, Mr Pilger added: "This should be the heart of journalism. The really great stories - the ones that tell us how the world works, help...

2010-12-14

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The founder of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has been granted conditional bail by a judge.

2010-12-16

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he is worried about an attempt to extradite him to the United States.

2010-12-17

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said attempts to extradite him to Sweden over sexual assault allegations are part of a "smear" campaign...

2010-12-17

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Napster was neutered by court action in the US, but its failure inspired peer-to-peer services that were far harder to control. The sharing of music is now unstoppable, and Wikileaks and the organisations that come after it will ensure that the same is now true of secrets.

2010-12-16

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For rolling news outlets Wikileaks has been a dream come true with thousands of US embassy cables dribbling out titbits of sensitive information and providing new headlines on a daily and even hourly basis. But for the US government, the revelations are less welcome.

2010-12-07

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