December 20, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange pushed back Monday after US Vice President Joe Biden blasted him as a dangerous ‘hi-tech terrorist.’
The 39-year-old Australian also told the Spanish daily El Pais that he was in “a condition of high-tech arrest” although he was released on bail by a British court last week while he fights extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sex crimes.
Asked whether he thought Assange was a hi-tech terrorist or a whistleblower akin to those who released the Pentagon Papers — a series of top-secret documents revealing US military policy in Vietnam — Biden said Sunday: “I would argue that it’s closer to being hi-tech terrorist.”
And he said the US Justice Department was mulling how to take legal action against the Australian.