United Nations: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the US of playing dual politics - supporting a revolution in the Middle East, while at the same time, gagging his whistleblower organisation. "It must have come as a surprise to the Egyptian teenagers who washed American teargas out of their eyes (during the Arab Spring) to hear that the US supported change in the Middle East," Assange said.
"It's time for President Obama to keep his word ... and for the US to cease its persecution of WikiLeaks," he said.
Assange further accused Obama of seeking to exploit the Arab uprisings for personal political gain, as he addressed a sideline meeting of the UN General Assembly via videolink from his hideout at a London embassy.
The Australian activist has sheltered inside Ecuador's embassy in London beyond the reach of British police since June 19, when he sought refuge after he exhausted all legal routes to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes allegations....more
10:52 AM, Sep 27, 2012