June 19, 2010
As the founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks remains underground in fear that the U.S. will detain him, the site is preparing to release a leaked video of a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan that is said to be more shocking than the Iraqi video that sent its controversial leader into hiding.
Julian Assange, who has been garnering more attention since it was announced that Pentagon investigators are looking for him, told his supporters in an email this week that he has a classified video of a U.S. attack on Afghan civilians.
In an interview airing today on “Brian Ross Investigates,” a weekly investigative news magazine show airing on ABC News Now and Hulu.com, a member of the Icelandic Parliament who has worked closely with Assange said the Afghan video is expected to be released shortly.
“Hopefully very soon,” Birgitta Jonsdottir told ABC News’ Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross, “but for security reasons we choose not to give the exact timing of when we will actually publish it.”
This article was posted: Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 3:55 am