The World from Berlin US Seems 'Helpless' in the Fight against Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrested in London earlier this month, is free on bail in a case stemming from sexual misconduct charges in Sweden. The US, for its part, would like to try him for making 250,000 confidential diplomatic cables public. German commentators argue that the effort is delicate at best.
Grandstander or hero-nerd? Julian Assange in London on Thursday.

Grandstander or hero-nerd? Julian Assange in London on Thursday.

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-- SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff