Julian Assange Talks Charges, Childhood On ’60 Minutes’

NEW YORK (CBS) — Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, has given a lengthy interview to Steve Kroft for a segment to be broadcast on “60 Minutes” this Sunday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Kroft spent two days with Assange on the grounds of the private residence in England where he is under house arrest as he fights attempts to extradite him to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual assault.

Assange raised a huge furor by publicizing confidential and secret information on his WikiLeaks Web site allegedly given to him by a U.S. soldier.

In the interview, he discusses the United States’ attempts to indict him on criminal charges and the torrent of criticism directed at him. He also talks about his itinerant childhood in Australia and his introduction to the world of computers at the age of 13.

» 60 Minutes
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  1. Thomas Bleming says:

    I have been informed that my name is mentioned in some of those WikiLeaks papers.
    I am anxiously awaiting the postings as to what I am going to de discussed in those foreign embassy cables.

  2. Nick says:

    I watched your interveiw on 60 minutes. I’m a 60 yr old ex-veteran of the veitnam erra. I found the interveiw a breath of fresh air. We as individuals and as a government or any organization should be held accountable. If any situation requires action on our part as any of the above we should not try and hide it. We as people and as an organization or government inite should be on or take the moral high ground. For to long we have taken the path which has landed us where we are today.
    I applaud your effort and Hope you continue to fight the good fight the one for whats right and just.

  3. Seth Thomas Miller says:

    Here’s what Assange COULD have said about being a “subversive”:
    http://www.spiritalchemy.com/blog/rethinking-subversion

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