Assange Hiding Out in UK

...as WikiLeaks moves to a Swedish bunker
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2010 5:18 AM CST

(Newser) – With Interpol seeking to bring him into custody on rape charges and people including Sarah Palin and Bill O'Reilly calling for his head, it may be a while before Julian Assange turns up at a press conference—but the Independent claims to know where he is. It reports that the WikiLeaks founder provided Britain's Metropolitan Police with his contact details when he arrived in the country in October; police sources say that they do indeed have a telephone number for Assange, and know where he is staying—likely in southeast England, notes the paper.

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Authorities there have received the international arrest warrant for Assange, but sources say they aren't authorizing Assange's arrest yet due to some technical questions. He may be planning to seek asylum in Switzerland, despite that country's fondness for secrecy, the Washington Post reports. WikiLeaks itself has also been forced to find a new home. After being evicted from servers it was renting from Amazon, the site shifted back to its old home in Sweden, in servers housed in a Cold War-era bunker. "We have been under attack and we have had to move to different servers," a WikiLeaks spokesperson tells AP. "But we have ways and means to bypass any closure in our services." (Read more Julian Assange stories.)

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