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US politicians demand Assange trial on espionage charge

US politicians demand Assange trial on espionage charge 09 Dec 2010 The likelihood of the founder of WikiLeaks facing possible extradition to the US has strengthened with a number of senior American politicians declaring that he has breached the Espionage Act. Supporters of Julian Assange say they fear that his extradition to Sweden for alleged sex crimes will pave the way for a future appearance in an American court. Joe Lieberman ('R'-Insane), the head of the Senate's Homeland Security Committee, claimed yesterday that the leaks organised by Julian Assange and his associates were "serious violations of the Espionage Act".