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Australian police investigate WikiLeaks founder

Last Updated: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 12:13

Canberra: Attorney-General Robert McClelland says police are investigating whether any Australian law has been broken by the latest leaking of confidential documents by online whistle-blower WikiLeaks.

McClelland told reporters on Monday he was not aware of a request from the United States to cancel WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange`s Australian passport. He says a range of options are under consideration by Australian government agencies in response to the latest disclosure of classified US material.

McClelland says there are "potentially a number of criminal laws" that could have been breached.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard last week condemned the planned leaks as reckless and potentially harmful to national security interests.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 12:13

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