Arrest of Wikileaks founder:
Disrespect for democracy, says Putin
Russia: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin questioned the
respect for democracy in the West, after the arrest of Julian Assange in
London, the founder of WIKILEAKS who voluntarily gave himself up to the
Putin made these remarks in a press conference in Moscow together
with his French colleague Francois Fillon, with whom he attended the
signing of 20 bilateral agreements.
Putin doubted that the USA has a clean source of information when
they referred to the exchanges of messages from the US embassies all
over the world to the State Department, published by Wikileaks.
The UK Prosecutor's Office ordered the arrest and even refused at
first to allow him contacts with his lawyers, although he is only
accused of sexual harassment by two women in Sweeden.
The website revealed assessments by US diplomats on the political
situation in Russia, with strong criticism of the Russian leadership.