Net tightens on WikiLeaks founder

International legal pressure increases on Julian Assange since his website released thousands of secret US cables.

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    International legal pressure has been steadily increasing on Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, since his website began releasing secret US diplomatic cables. 

    He could face a London court as early as Tuesday to answer questions on sex crime allegations, after his lawyer said he was preparing to present himself to British police.

    Meanwhile, Australian police are investigating Assange's activities and US prosecutors are preparing to act against him over the publication of the classified documents.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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