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Assange hires Swedish PR company

Assange hires Swedish PR company

Published: 12 Nov 2011 10:31 GMT+01:00
Updated: 12 Nov 2011 10:31 GMT+01:00

"I can say that he will be coming to Sweden soon, but I can't say when," Ullman PR chief executive Harald Ullman told AFP.

"We will be helping him handle the media pressure," he explained, saying his company would begin its work while Assange was still in Britain.

The founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks lost a bitter legal battle last week when London's High Court ruled he could be extradited from Britain to Sweden, but he still has until November 16th to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.

Ullman would not say if the preparations he had been hired to handle meant the 40-year-old Australian had decided to drop the final appeal.

Assange's Swedish lawyer Björn Hurtig meanwhile told AFP he had not been informed that his client had hired a PR company.

"I haven't heard anything about that at all," he said.

Swedish prosecutors want to question Assange on suspicion of two counts of sexual molestation and an accusation of rape made by two Swedish women in August 2010.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

13:30 November 12, 2011 by pepsionice
One gets the impression that we are talking about some Hollywood star that got into a little bit of trouble while vacationing in Sweden. I don't see much coming out of this investment of money, but at least a Swedish company got the contract....and not some British PR company.
14:14 November 12, 2011 by skogsbo
self inflicted media pressure, but as you says, it's helping to keep folk in job.
20:06 November 12, 2011 by zoroastrina
The ugly face of Sweden is this Swedish justice buffoonery.
06:25 November 13, 2011 by Frobobbles
He'd make the perfect James Bond villain.
16:09 November 13, 2011 by N0DE
oopss, Democratic countries (Swede, UK) mainpulating their laws just to punish a guy who believes in Open Information. Harsh Reality but Swedes will do whatever their master US orders them.

US and Al-Qaeeda both are terrorists , occupying forces and have fascist leadership. Both kill innocent citizens
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