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Australian Wikileak founder's passport confiscated - 0 views

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    In what appears to be a direct warning to the Australian founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange had his passport confiscated for a period of time at Melbourne Airport (on the basis that it looked worn) and then had his bags searched, being questioned on about his 1991 criminal record for hacking offences.

    Wikileaks published the confidential list of sites that would form the blacklist under the Australian government's proposed net filter.

    Coincidence? I think not.
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    Further, Assange was interrviewed on Dateline last night and said that Wikileaks was potentially going to be investigated by the Australian Federal Police over the leak. However, the AFP aren't pursuing it since it's out of their scope.

    http://www.zdnet.com.au/afp-called-to-investigate-wikileaks-339303208.htm
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    Julian Assange is hassled and detained by customs entering Melbourne airport. Then a Fed pulls him over again in arrivals and questions him on an old hacking charge. Punishment for the leaking the Black List perhaps? Surely not...
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