Assange wins award

August 7, 2011

LIBERTY Victoria has given its annual free speech award to whistleblower website WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.

Video of a pre-recorded acceptance speech by Assange was played at last night’s ceremony in Melbourne.

He was presented with the Voltaire Award last month in England, where he is under house arrest while fighting extradition to Sweden to face accusations of rape and sexual assault.

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