Ron Synovitz, RFE/RL
A debate is raging about whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange committed a crime under U.S. law by publishing classified U.S. government documents on the Internet.
The case has led to calls for national secrecy laws to be tightened around the world. Some legal experts cite a need for revisions to international law in order to better protect confidential diplomatic communications in the age of the Internet.
It has been nearly two weeks since U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. announced the Justice Department had launched a criminal probe.
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WikiLeaks Case Fuels Debate Over Secrecy, Access Laws