Assange Lawyers Furious Over Leaked Police Report

World overwhelmed with sympathy
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2010 3:10 PM CST
Assange Lawyers Furious Over Leaked Police Report
Julian Assange head of WikiLeaks gestures during a press conference at the home of Frontline Club founding member Vaughan Smith, at Bungay, England, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

(Newser) – The next sound you hear will be the world’s tiniest violin playing for Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder’s Swedish lawyer has announced that he will lodge a formal complaint because—wait for it—it’s not fair that police documents surrounding Assange’s case were leaked to the media. “It puts Julian and his defense in a bad position,” he told a colleague, according to the Australian.

“I do not like the idea that Julian may be forced into a trial in the media,” he continues. “I do not know who has given these documents to the media, but the purpose can only be one thing — trying to make Julian look bad.” Other supporters complained that the Guardian, which has published many of Assange’s WikiLeaks reveals, should treat its top source better. But a spokesman for the paper said that was an argument that “all journalists would find ridiculous.” (Read more Julian Assange stories.)

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