Julian Assange Wears Sweden Socks: 'I Walk on Them Every Day'
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, currently held by the British court in a "country manor" as he awaits extradition hearings this summer, spoke on April 4 to PBS Frontline's Martin Smith, insisting that "WikiLeaks is accelerating its activities with new releases soon to come." Smiths says he and Assange talked "for several hours," but the richest teaser tidbit Frontline is offering ahead of their WikiSecrets documentary, airing May 24, is about Assange's beef with Sweden, where he could be extradited to in order to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. "Crowns of Sweden," Assange explained of his "bright blue socks" with yellow crowns. "I walk on them every day." Sassy and slightly pompous, as expected! [PBS]
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