World Europe 04 Oct 2016 WikiLeaks' Julian As ...

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange promises leaks on US election, Google

AP / REUTERS
Published Oct 4, 2016, 4:02 pm IST
Updated Oct 4, 2016, 4:02 pm IST
Assange, however, denied the release of documents related to the US election was specifically geared to damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (Photo: AP)
 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (Photo: AP)

Berlin: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said on Tuesday the organisation would publish around one million documents related to three governments and the United States election before the end of the year.

He also promised "significant" disclosures on Google in the coming weeks as the organisation marks its 10th anniversary.

 

Assange, speaking by video link to an anniversary news conference in Berlin, said that WikiLeaks plans to start a series of publications this week, but wouldn't specify the timing and subject. He says the group hopes "to be publishing every week for the next 10 weeks" and the leaks include "significant material" on war, arms, oil, Google and the US election.

Assange denied that the release of documents related to the US election was specifically geared to damage Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and said he had been misquoted in that regard.

 

Assange also signaled changes in the way Wikileaks is organised and funded, saying the group would soon open itself to membership. He said the group was looking to expand its work beyond the 100 media outlets it already works with.

Sweden is seeking Assange's extradition in a rape investigation. He hasn't left the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012. Assange denies the rape allegation and says he fears being extradited to the US to face espionage charges if he leaves.

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Location: Germany, Berliini, Berlin




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