The founder of the whistle-blowing organization WikiLeaks on Friday held an online question and answer session having in recent days embarrassed the U.S. government by publishing confidential embassy reports.
Julian Assange, a 39-year-old Australian, also faces possible arrest on a Swedish warrant for alleged sex crimes.
Assange answered Guardian readers' questions on its website. Here are the highlights:
ON REPORTED CLAIMS THAT HE SHOULD BE ASSASSINATED:
It is correct that ... (those) seriously making these statements should be charged with incitement to commit murder.
We have leaks on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a trojan horse trade agreement designed from the very beginning to satisfy big players in the US copyright and patent industries. In fact, it was WikiLeaks that first drew ACTA to the public's attention -- with a leak.
ON SERVER PROBLEMS:
Since 2007 we have been deliberately placing some of our servers in jurisdictions that we suspected suffered a free speech deficit in order to separate rhetoric from reality. Amazon was one of these cases.
ON DEATH THREATS:
The threats against our lives are a matter of public record, however, we are taking the appropriate precautions to the degree that we are able when dealing with a super power.
ON WHETHER PRE-MEGALEAKS DOCUMENTS WILL BE RESTORED:
Since April of this year our timetable has not been our own, rather it has been one that has centered on the moves of abusive elements of the United States government against us.
It is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs.
(Writing by Avril Ormsby; Editing by Mohammed Abbas)