Australia: Wikileaks may be a criminal offense

December 9, 2010 10:58

The Australian government said Wikileaks may have committed a crime, as the actions of Australian ministers were revealed in leaked cables, Australian press agency AAP reported on Thursday.

Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland said that "unauthorized obtaining" of classified documents may be a punishable offense.

"Certainly to release that sort of information by an officer of the commonwealth, if it were Australian material, would in my view certainly involve criminality," Mr McClelland said.

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