SEARCH

News » International

Updated: December 11, 2010 15:40 IST

Wikileaks protests planned in Spain, Latin America

AP
print   ·   T  T  
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. File photo: AP.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. File photo: AP.

Demonstrations are planned to protest the detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the closing of its Swiss bank account.

The Spanish-language website Free WikiLeaks says protests are to be held in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville and other Spanish cities. It also says demonstrations are planned in the Netherlands, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Peru.

The Free WikiLeaks organization says, “we seek the liberation of Julian Assange in United Kingdom territory.” It calls on protesters to gather at 6 p.m. (17:00 GMT) on Saturday in Spanish cities.

Mr. Assange remains in a U.K. jail ahead of a December 14 hearing where he plans to fight Sweden’s request to extradite him to face sex crimes allegations.

More In: International | News

National

Business

Cricket

Sport


O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in International

Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, makes a statement to the media on the killing of British aid worker David Haines in Downing Street, central London, on Sunday. Photo:AP

Cameron calls for a ‘calm’ response

Prime Minister David Cameron promised to “hunt down” the militants of Islamic State (IS) who beheaded a British aid worker in Syria, “ho... »