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Tonight Julian Assange founder of WikiLeaks is a wanted man his whereabouts are unknown.
Interpol the international police agency.
-- issued a so called red notice alerting police around the world that Julian Assange.
Is wanted for questioning regarding allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden.
Meanwhile here in the United States lawmakers are also pushing for criminal criminal prosecution of him.
Under America's Espionage Act joining us now.
Is -- and attorney mark Stephens from London marks like thank you very much for joining us where's your client at -- -- a -- judge.
-- well -- -- called -- -- wed -- is that being a number of calls for him to be assassinated and it would be.
I think fool -- Two identified.
But one thing that is important for you to understand and I think for the viewers to understand is that the security services all of the United Kingdom the United States and other countries know exactly you editor Julian is right now.
-- -- that if he's -- -- -- -- they can actually get held that the police know how to get in touch with him -- Swedish prosecutor knows how to get ahold of them.
So everybody -- -- is except the media.
Let me ask you about this Swedish prosecutor and correct me if if I'm wrong.
As I understand it.
These charges of sexual assault.
Were examined by the Swedish prosecutor and dismissed -- -- decided not to bring a charge against him and then suddenly at the same time that WikiLeaks dropped.
It led to last dump of documents those will be the ones that embarrassed secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
The prosecutor decides to call him -- He volunteers to cabinet she rejects his volunteering to command and instead issues and international.
Arrest warrant question.
Isn't this all some sort of a made up subterfuge to keep him away from the media.
Well it certainly surreal Swedish fairy tail the only thing that hasn't walked on stage yet -- the trolls.
And -- waiting for them to arrive.
I think the problem we have is that you'll right there off mom happy findings about this and of course the timing that.
When WikiLeaks was about to move the cables that was cyber attacks which -- that.
That that computer servers all aligned for a period of time uncles that that newspapers that were running some of these stories traditional media friends so worried about that -- they immediately brought for that publications unbelievable mark in the United States as I think you know.
We have opinions from the United States Supreme Court that absolutely totally and completely protect people in the media.
Who delivered to the public items that are of public interest certainly the documents.
That your client released -- or his organization released our public interest does he have the same protections in the United Kingdom does -- have the same protections.
And -- that continental Europe.
He has much stronger protections here that he does in the United States -- just being made and of course it you'll ride because.
These documents were the electronic equivalent of the brown -- -- the traditional brown amber led the journalists have been getting from the 1960s.
From the Pentagon papers case.
The publication of this -- material.
Is just the same -- just the same tradition of course the problem that people having difficulty with is that Julian Assange is a modern day electronic -- -- as the results about the material that he gets.
-- he he -- his.
-- electronic -- now.
That is no different to all the people who do that including many major newspapers -- start up.
I challenge you to find a single news organization around the world and I represented -- I -- challenge you to find a single lot around the world but wouldn't have published this material difficult -- one of the tables.
Anybody who got these cables would publish it no matter what their political predilections are because it's highly newsworthy mark Stephens.
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