Assange est-il menacé ?
En voulant forcer Twitter à coopérer dans son enquête contre Julian Assange, le Département de la justice américain espère probablement trouver des preuves contre le fondateur de WikiLeaks. Il vient surtout d'envoyer un message désastreux. Dans la quête qu’il a engagé pour coincer légalement Julian Assange, le département de la Justice (DoJ) américain a multiplié les manoeuvres depuis six semaines.
Government officials tell The Daily Beast that they are searching for Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, whom they believe is in possession of State Department secrets leaked to him by an Army intelligence specialist now under arrest. As Assange, the Australian champion of whistleblowers cancelled a public appearance in Las Vegas Friday night, The Daily Beast talked with Daniel Ellsberg, the legendary leaker of the Pentagon Papers about Assange’s safety and what he would do if he were in possession of the State Department’s confidential traffic. Since standing trial for providing state secrets to newspapers—he was acquitted in 1973—Ellsberg has become an author and activist. Having read a hell of a lot of diplomatic cables, I would confidently make the judgment that very little, less than one percent, one percent perhaps, can honestly be said to endanger national security.
Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) is a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation , precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers , a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War , to The New York Times and other newspapers. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2006. He is also known for a fundamental contribution to decision theory , the Ellsberg paradox . [ edit ] Early life and career Ellsberg was born in Chicago , Illinois, in 1931, the son of Adele D.
DOJ Probing Wikileaks Disclosure By Leah Nylen | July 28, 2010 10:30 am WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Getty)
The Obama administration has asked Britain, Germany, Australia, and other allies to consider criminal charges against Julian Assange for his Afghan war leaks. Philip Shenon reports. The Obama administration is pressing Britain, Germany, Australia, and other allied Western governments to consider opening criminal investigations of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and to severely limit his nomadic travels across international borders, American officials say.
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