Sweden denied a work and residency permit on Monday for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (pictured), as the US government urged international media not to publish secret Iraq war documents soon to be released by the whistleblowing website.
AP - The founder of Wikileaks was denied a Swedish residency permit on Monday and said his whistleblowing website had been cut off by a company that handled many of its donations.
Julian Assange blamed the financial cutoff on the U.S. government, which denied any involvement. The U.S. did tell reporters that it was bracing for the potential disclosure by Wikileaks of hundreds of thousands of secret Iraq war documents, and asked media companies not to publish them.
Date created : 2010-10-19