Wikileaks Update

A summary from The Guardian includes:

• The UN’s top human rights’ official Navi Pillay has suggested the the US is “potentially violating WikiLeaks’ right to freedom of expression”, by pressuring private firms to cut ties with the site. Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Australian cities in support of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
• Cyber attacks against firms that have cut ties with WikiLeaks have continued. The latest targets include the Dutch authorities following the arrest of 16-year-old hacker yesterday, and the payment service Moneybookers.
• Interpol have issued an international arrest warrant for the former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader, who fled Croatia as leaked cables exposed corruption allegations against him. The former leader fled Croatia yesterday.
• The Chinese government’s mouthpiece, Beijing Daily, has suggested nominating Julian Assange for the Noble Peace Prize. Russia made a similarly mischievous suggestion yesterday.
Leading Pakistani newspapers have acknowledged they were hoaxed by fake cables.

These from a blog now devoted to live updates on Wikileaks, here:

WikiLeaks US embassy cables: live updates | News | guardian.co.uk

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