Sunday, 22 March 2009

Bravo Wikileaks!

The Australian minister in charge of implementing the country's new Chinese-style firewall has been given the proverbial two finger salute from Wikileaks, according to The Register.

The publisher of Wikileaks, Sunshine Press, and its legal adviser Jay Lim said:

"Under the Swedish Constitution's Press Freedom Act, the right of a confidential press source to anonymity is protected, and criminal penalties apply to anyone acting to breach that right. Wikileaks source documents are received in Sweden and published from Sweden so as to derive maximum benefit from this legal protection. Should the Senator or anyone else attempt to discover our source we will refer the matter to the Constitutional Police for prosecution, and, if necessary, ask that the Senator and anyone else involved be extradited to face justice for breaching fundamental rights."

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