(Image Source: BBC)

BY JOHN O’CONNOR

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

In a rare public appearance, the founder of the whistleblowing website “WikiLeaks” says he will release more than a million new secret documents next year.

Assange: “WikiLeaks already has over a million documents being prepared to be released. Documents that affect every country in the world, every country in this world!” 

Assange delivered the message to a crowded street of supporters from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. According to CNN, Assange has sought refuge in the embassy since June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual assault.

Assange has said he fears Sweden will transfer him to the United States, where he could face the death penalty for the work of WikiLeaks if he were charged and convicted of a crime.” 

CBS News notes Assange name-checked a couple of figures during his speech who have been jailed from their contributions to the website …

“ … including Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and alleged Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond. But the biggest cheers came when he praised Bradley Manning, the alleged source of WikiLeaks' most earth-shaking revelations.” 

Manning is a U.S. Soldier arrested in 2010 for leaking more than 300,000 classified U.S. cables and documents. He currently faces trial on 22 charges, including aiding the enemy. 

Assange: WikiLeaks to Release 1 Million New Documents

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Dec 21, 2012

Assange: WikiLeaks to Release 1 Million New Documents

 

(Image Source: BBC)

BY JOHN O’CONNOR

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

In a rare public appearance, the founder of the whistleblowing website “WikiLeaks” says he will release more than a million new secret documents next year.

Assange: “WikiLeaks already has over a million documents being prepared to be released. Documents that affect every country in the world, every country in this world!” 

Assange delivered the message to a crowded street of supporters from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. According to CNN, Assange has sought refuge in the embassy since June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual assault.

Assange has said he fears Sweden will transfer him to the United States, where he could face the death penalty for the work of WikiLeaks if he were charged and convicted of a crime.” 

CBS News notes Assange name-checked a couple of figures during his speech who have been jailed from their contributions to the website …

“ … including Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and alleged Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond. But the biggest cheers came when he praised Bradley Manning, the alleged source of WikiLeaks' most earth-shaking revelations.” 

Manning is a U.S. Soldier arrested in 2010 for leaking more than 300,000 classified U.S. cables and documents. He currently faces trial on 22 charges, including aiding the enemy. 

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