Wikileaks founder in custody till the 14th
December 8, 2010 § Leave a comment
Julian Assange has been arrested in Sweden and transferred to London, where he awaits a second hearing on December 14 after being denied bail this afternoon. He is charged with having nonconsensual sex with two Swedish women. This supposedly happened in August. Assange claims the charges have been sensationalized because of what happened a week ago Sunday.
Assange is the founder of Wikileaks (website is currently severely slowed down), the organization responsible for releasing over 250,000 diplomatic cables for publication on the internet last Sunday. The cables contain many details of conversations between the U.S. and foreign officials, and what the government calls sensitive information that is dangerous to national security.
The release and publication of about 1,000 of these cables has sparked reactions among foreign nations, particularly Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Wikileaks has threatened that if something happens to Assange or the organization, that more cables will be published with the help of journalists all over the world.
It’s amazing that something so simple could get him in trouble. I’m talking about the sex charges of course. Not that it has anything to do with what he has done. Or does it?
Assange’s lawyers said he will fight extradition. More as it happens.
Check out The New York Times for this cool video.