Assange legal position explained

WikiLeaks founder faces legal backlash after releasing confidential US cables.



    As the latest WikiLeaks revelations continue to reverberate around the world, the man at the centre of it all is facing a legal backlash.

    Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks website, is now the subject of an Interpol red notice, which is calling for member countries to assist in his arrest.

    The US is considering pressing charges against Assange for espionage.

    Al Jazeera's Bhanu Bhatnagar takes a look at his legal position.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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