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Australia will provide consular help for Julian Assange # 08.12.2010 19 Uhr # Journal (englisch)

Michael BärDecember 8, 2010

The Australian government says it will provide WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with consular help following his arrest by British authorities over alleged sex crimes in Sweden. Assange, who is an Australian citizen, denies the allegations. He claims the charges are politically motivated after his website revealed US diplomatic cables. Australia says Washington itself is partly to blame for the leaks due to poor security.