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The founder of WikiLeaks has turned his legal travails into
a political issue, causing a diplomatic row by taking refuge in
the Ecuadorean embassy, but a growing number of critics want to
focus attention back onto the allegations of sexual violence.

“Unless you believe there is a global conspiracy to render
Assange to the United States all of these tactics seem to be
just a way of avoiding facing the due process of law,” human
rights and civil liberties lawyer Adam Wagner told Reuters.

The allegations against Assange were made by two women, then
supporters of WikiLeaks, whom he met in Sweden in August 2010.

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