Friday, December 17, 2010
Julian Assange Talks to Reporters Since Making Bail
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he designed the website exposing government "secrets" so that he would not know the identities of people who leak information to the site. Consequently, he tells NBC's Today show that he does not know Army Specialist Bradley Manning, 22, (pictured) the U.S. private who's been accused of leaking documents Assange's website. Salon.com reports that the conditions of the soldier's imprisonment are harsh. Manning was arrested in May.
In the CNN video below, Assange says that people are starting to see that the Swedish rape charges against him don't hold water. His and his attorneys' greatest fear is that if he's turned over to Swedish authorities, he will be sent to America to be charged with espionage. CNN also has a story about Assange's alleged dating profile on O.K. Cupid. Is that news?