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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange breaks cover but will avoid America

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange breaks cover but will avoid America --US desperate to ask hacker what he knows of classified messages about Iraq and Afghanistan wars 21 Jun 2010 The elusive founder of WikiLeaks, who is at the centre of a potential US national security sensation, has surfaced from almost a month in hiding to tell the Guardian he does not fear for his safety but is on permanent alert. Julian Assange, a renowned Australian hacker who founded the electronic whistleblowers' platform WikiLeaks, vanished when a young US intelligence analyst in Baghdad was arrested.