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WikiLeaks founder threatens to sue 'The Guardian' for libel

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/07/2011

Cahal Milmo

"The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is threatening to sue The Guardian for libel after claims in a book published by the newspaper about its collaboration with him.

"The prospect of the defamation action comes as the 39-year-old Australian is due appear in court in south-east London this morning to fight extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning about allegations of sexual assault against two women. Mr Assange's battle to overturn a European arrest warrant issued by the Swedish authorities will enter a crucial phase at Belmarsh magistrates' court when a judge begins hearing two days of evidence. Mr Assange's lawyers are expected to argue the Swedish prosecutors have incorrectly filed the case and that the proceedings are politically motivated."

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"WikiLeaks founder threatens to sue 'The Guardian' for libel", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2011. Consulté le 22/06/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/wikileaks-founder-threatens-to-sue-the-guardian-for-libel