WikiLeaks releases database of 1.7 million sensitive US diplomatic documents

Julian Assange
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It appears as if WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has kept himself busy while holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been staying since the South American country granted him political asylum in August.

The WikiLeaks website today published more than 1.7 million U.S. records from 1973 to 1976 – covering a traffic of cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence, according to the Daily Mail.

“The collection covers U.S. involvements in, and diplomatic or intelligence reporting on, every country on Earth,” Assange stated on the web site, adding that the information showed the “vast range and scope” of U.S. diplomatic and intelligence activity around the world.

The records released comprise more than 1.7 million diplomatic records for the period 1973 to 1976, including 205,901 records relating to former US Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, with many of the documents marked NODIS (no distribution) or Eyes Only, as well as cables originally classed as secret or confidential.

Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy last summer to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for possible indictment for sexual assault — a charge he denies. His greater fear is that would be sent to the U.S. where he might face the death penalty. The U.S. government has yet to charge him for any crime.


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