Julian Assange 'Man of the Year' according to Le Monde

Posted Dec 24, 2010 by Edward Xiao
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been named "Man of the Year" by Le Monde, a French newspaper and one of the five publications collaborating with Assange's whistleblower website to release US diplomatic cables.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
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According to ABC News, 56 percent of those polled by the paper voted for Assange.
Also, 22 percent backed Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident and recent Nobel Peace Prize winner. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and Time's "Person of the Year," took 6.9 percent of the votes.
Gaining international attention for his leaking of thousands of classified documents to the public, Assange has also been charged with sex offenses. Swedish officials have been demanding for his extradition, but as of right now, Assange resides in Britain, limited by strict bail conditions.
A Digital Journal article reported Assange's bail is set at 240,000 pounds and he must report to a police station at 6 a.m. every morning. He is also under curfew from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 10 a.m. Assange has also had to relinquish his passport to the British authorities.
Having released only a relatively small portion of the hundreds of thousands of documents in WikiLeaks' possession, Assange stated the website has only completed "one-fiftieth" of its mission.