'WikiLeaks has not broken Australian law'

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 17, 2010 05:57

SYDNEY — Police in Australia have concluded that WikiLeaks and its Australian-born founder Julian Assange have not broken any laws in his home country, the prime minister announced Friday.

The government ordered the Australian Federal Police to determine whether the website broke any Australian laws by publishing sensitive US diplomatic cables that have embarrassed and outraged Washington.

"We have received the advice and the advice is that there has been no breaches of Australian law," Gillard told reporters on Friday.

Gillard said the leaking of the documents was "clearly an illegal act," adding that the leak was being investigated by US authorities.


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