I Thought Leaks Were A Good Thing

Jim Geraghty reports in his Morning Jolt e-newsletter, subscribe here, that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is upset and demanding an investigation into the . . . wait for it . . . leak of information relating to the criminal charges against him in Sweden:

“Lawyers for Julian Assange have expressed anger about an alleged smear campaign against the Australian WikiLeaks founder. Incriminating police files were published in the British newspaper that has used him as its source for hundreds of leaked US embassy cables. In a move that surprised many of Mr Assange’s closest supporters on Saturday, The Guardian newspaper published previously unseen police documents that accused Mr Assange in graphic detail of sexually assaulting two Swedish women. One witness is said to have stated: ‘Not only had it been the world’s worst screw, it had also been violent.’ Bjorn Hurtig, Mr Assange’s Swedish lawyer, said he would lodge a formal complaint to the authorities and ask them to investigate how such sensitive police material leaked into the public domain. ‘It is with great concern that I hear about this because it puts Julian and his defence in a bad position,’ he told a colleague.”

The Guardian newspaper, $5.00.  Sweet, sweet irony, priceless.

Published in: on December 20, 2010 at 9:16 am  Leave a Comment  

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