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October 9, 2015

Assange Accuses U.S. Government of Committing ‘Lawfare’

WikiLeakers Finder Questions Choice of Prosecutor in Three High Profile Cases

A truck, driven by artist Clark Stoeckley, that purports to be the 'WikiLeaks Top Secret Information Collection Unit' parked at the protest event Occupy Wall Street in New York on Sept. 25, 2011. Photo by David Shankbone

The founder of controversial WikiLeaks is calling conspiracy on the American government.

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In a phone interview with Radio New Zealand, Julian Assange questioned why U.S. authorities have appointed the same prosecutor to deal with Edward Snowden, Kim Dotcom and him. He said it appears the American government is committing “lawfare” and questioned the jurisdiction of the authorities.

“There’s a commonality I’d like to bring up, which is Edward Snowden, I and Kim Dotcom – our cases are all in Alexandria, Virginia, where we have the same prosecutor,” Assange said during the interview, as quoted by .

Assange expressed concerns of being extradited to the States should he travel to Sweden for questioning. He spoke to the radio program from London’s Ecuadorian embassy.

Assange questioned why the American government is interested in prosecuting him, an Australian, for espionage.
The investigation, he argued, is an example of Washington engaging in lawfare. It’s a similar concept to warfare, reported Sputnik News, with allied states — assisted by international institutions and agreements — scared to stand up to the American government.

As reported by La Prensa, Assange has been living in the Ecuadorean embassy for more than three years to avoid accusations of sexual assault charges in Sweden and extradition to the U.S. for WikiLeaks.


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.