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The ‘Star Leaker’ Becomes a Leak Victim

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The man who shot up to celebrity status by leaking massive classified “unpopular war” logs and diplomatic cables between the deteriorating superpower USA and its ambassadors around the world, has himself become the victim of a supposedly officially unofficial leakage of a Swedish police report on his alleged sexual offences. Julian Assange, 39, reportedly complained that he was the victim of a targeted leakage by Swedish authorities while speaking with The Times, wrote The Economic Times.

Incidentally, The Guardian, the same British newspaper which helped Julian AssangeAssange publishing diplomatic cables, brought to light the report prepared by the Swedish police on Assange’s sexual abuse of his two women admirers, a charge denied by Assange. Assange claimed the newspaper was selective by publishing parts of the report on selected dates by which his release on bail might have been adversely affected.

“The leak of the police report to The Guardian was clearly designed to undermine my bail application. It was timed to come up on the desk of the judge that morning. Someone in authority clearly intended to keep Julian in prison, and shopped (the report) around to other newspapers as well,” Assange was quoted as saying in Tuesday’s The Times.

Assange is contesting a bid to extradite him to Sweden for participating in unprotected sex with two women. He says there is clear evidence that the two women were motivated by money, police pressure and revenge. If what Assange says is right, the third motivation, revenge, reveals that there was something to be considered guilt from Assange’s side too.

The primary charge of the two women is unprotected sex that both women unsuccessfully tried to prevent. As Mr. Assange also is admitting that the women might have been motivated by revenge, it appears that Mr. Assange is admitting there is some ground for the women to seek revenge. Revenge stems from an unsolicited act in which a person offends on the object of act. That unsolicited act was “unprotected sex without acceptance of the opposite person.” This clearly is a crime according to Swedish women-sensitive law.

Hence, if Assange’s accusation of “motivation from money, police pressure and revenge” is correct, he is liable for punishment. Of course, this also depends on whether or not The Times quoted Mr Assange correctly. However, this should not undermine Assange’s daring and committe,d revelation of USA’s unethical diplomatic practices in other sovereign countries. Mr Assange should have considered an AIDS test if the women really asked him for it as the newspapers are reporting. Also, being once admirers of Assange, the two women might have considered pardoning him if they really felt offended.

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  • A pen

    Mr Assange is not a US citizen therefore can not be brought up on espionage charges in the US. If such charges could have been brought they would most certainly have been brought against the Russian spies who were recently deported. The spy was Bradly Manning. His fate will deter future security breaches. Despite the nature of the crime it poses an entire new question, what to do about government secrets involving criminal acts. Possibly Mr Manning would be spared should he get a fair trial weighing the public value of the exposed illegal acts against the other legitimate secrets that caused some harm. One might only hope to see an Obama paper trail that without question hides a host of damning acts. Some government secrets are priceless for public concerns.

  • El Bicho

    Assange didn’t leak the documents. They were leaked to him.

  • Mr Assange is not a US citizen therefore can not be brought up on espionage charges in the US.

    Since when is a citizen of one country immune from criminal prosecution in another?

  • El Bicho

    “A pen” probably means treason charges

  • A pen (#1), you give to an old man chuckles. “Mr Assange is not a US citizen therefore can not be brought up on espionage charges in the US.” My attorneys lost already that argument. In 1985 Judge Nelson is ruling that USA Espionage Act “can be applied extraterritorially to both citizens and noncitizens because of the threat to national security that espionage poses.” Fancy words. What it means is Mr Assange wird geschraubt–how do you say? Is screwed.

  • Yes, he probably does, El B, but treason and espionage are not the same thing.

  • El Bicho

    Yes, that’s how you can tell he used the wrong word

  • Priyank

    Wait. How is revenge linked to guilt? I don’t get these ‘obvious’ connections.

    And couldn’t the revenge be for something else?

  • #7 Of course, there are chances for something else. But, given the circumstances, don’t we see such chances are nullified?