The Daily Telegraph Australia
Dec 7, 2010
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange says militant supporters of the US military have made death threats against his family in Australia.
The 39-year-old Australian, who caused global diplomatic embarrassment after leaking a sensitive haul of US embassy cables last week, told Spanish newspaper El Pais of his fears for the safety of his family and his lawyers after recently receiving threats.
Mr Assange said he “had hundreds of specific death threats from US military militants” warning that those close to him could be murdered in an attempt to silence him. “Recently the situation has changed, with these threats now extending out [to] our lawyers and my children,” he said.
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