French LeMonde Magazine Names Julian Assange ‘Man of the Year’
The French Magazine LeMonde named Wikileaks leaker Julian Assange its “Man of the Year.”
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, seen here on December 18, has been named “Man of the Year” by France’s Le Monde newspaper, one of the five publications to cooperate with the whistleblowing website on its its latest release of leaked documents. (AFP/Carl Court)
Meanwhile… Wikileaks founder and accused rapist Julian Assange says he fears death inside a US prison. He says only public support for his leaking of 25,000 US security documents could prevent his deportation.
The Telegraph reported:
He claimed there was a “high chance” of him being killed inside prison in America.
Mr Assange is currently on bail facing extradition proceedings to Sweden on charges of sexual assault.
However there are reports that the US authorities are considering whether they could extradite him to stand trial for espionage over the leak of tens of thousands of diplomatic cables.
Mr Assange said that he believed that it would be “politically impossible” for the British to hand him over to the Americans if there was strong public support for him in the UK.
“It’s all a matter of politics. We can presume there will be an attempt to influence UK political opinion, and to influence the perception of our standing as a moral actor,” he said.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama was labeled the “biggest loser” by Der Spiegel.