Swedish Police Leak May Clear Assange

Julian Assange‘s Swedish lawyer says he has seen police documents that show his client is being framed. “From what I have read, it is clear that the women are lying and that they had an agenda when they went to police, which had nothing to do with a crime having taken place,” said Bjorn Hurtig.

He told the London Daily Telegraph and other media that both women had “hidden agendas” and lied about being coerced into having sex.

The 39-year-old Wikileaks founder is in a London jail fighting extradition on claims he raped one woman and sexually molested the other. No charges have been filed and his supporters say it is a plot to get him to Sweden so he can be extradited to the U.S. to face espionage charges.

“If I am able to reveal what I know, everyone will realize this is all a charade. If I could tell the British courts, I suspect it would make extradition a moot point. But at the moment I’m bound by the rules of the Swedish legal system, which say that the information can only be used as evidence in this country. For me to do otherwise would lead to me being disbarred,” he said.

Wikileaks release of hundreds of thousands of classified documents has started what is being called the first info war since the Internet became accessible to millions. Governments have tried to shut down the publication of the leaks, pressuring Internet providers and even organizations taking payments on behalf of Wikileaks to shut them off.

The reaction has been a cyber war with Assange supporters attacking commercial and government sites deemed be targeting him.

There also have been protests around the world, though not huge, in support of Assange. It will take more than Photoshop to erase his image. Indie game producers are rushing to get a Wikileaks game.

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