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Dec 3 - WikiLeaks chief: Expect UFO talk in future files
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LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian a.ssange said on Friday that there were some references to UFOs in "yet-to-be-published" confidential files obtained from the U.S. government.
He also said he and colleagues were aware of death threats following the publication of diplomatic cables on their website.
"The threats against our lives are a matter of public record, however, we are taking the appropriate precautions to the degree that we are able when dealing with a superpower,"
Assange was quoted as saying on the Guardian website.
Answering questions online, a.ssange also said that anyone making threats against his life should be charged with incitement to murder.
Britain's Guardian is one of a number of newspapers around the world with early access to diplomatic cables seen by WikiLeaks.
The whereabouts of a.ssange, a 39-year-old Australian, are unknown, but some reports have said he is believed to be in southern England.
Swedish authorities said on Friday that information missing from a European arrest warrant they had issued against a.ssange for alleged s3x crimes had been handed to British authorities.
"We sent it. They asked for complementary information and now they have it," Swedish
Prosecution Authority spokeswoman Karin Rosander said.
Bjorn Hurtig, a.ssange's attorney in Sweden, told Dutch TV that the WikiliLeaks founder would f!ght extradition if arrested.
Hurtig repeated a.ssange's denials of a s3xual crime in Sweden and said any evidence against him was "very very weak."
"One woman says it's r*pe another woman says its a s3xual offense," Hurtig said. "I will not say if he says he has had s3x with them. I will tell you he denies r*pe he denies s3xual offenses he denies having committed any sort of crime against these women or against any other person."
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In his reponses on the Guardian's online question-and-answer session, a.ssange described Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was detained in connection with the leaked documents, as an "unparalleled hero" — if it was he who leaked the cables to WikiLeaks, he said.
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