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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has passport conf

Taco Cowboy (5327) writes | more than 3 years ago

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Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "The Australian founder of the whistleblower website Wikileaks had his passport confiscated by police when he arrived in Melbourne last week.

While Assange has made himself particularly unpopular with the US military by publishing video of attacks on civilians in Iraq, he's been something of a thorn in the side for the Australian government too.

Last year, Wikileaks published a list of websites which were to be banned under the government's proposed internet filter. While the aim of the filter is to block extreme pornography and the like, the blacklist included a number of more prosaic sites such as those of a travel company and a dentist.

More info can be accessed from the following sites:
http://www.tgdaily.com/business-and-law-features/49782-wikileaks-founder-told-his-passport-will-be-cancelled

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/regulation/2010/05/17/wikileaks-facing-investigation-by-australian-police-40088947/

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article7128506.ece"

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