Julian Assange has complained about his privacy being invaded – when it comes to old personal ads, his personal address, and now leaks of “secret police documents” via the UK Guardian.

Bjorn Hurtig, Mr Assange’s Swedish lawyer, said he would lodge a formal complaint to the authorities and ask them to investigate how such sensitive police material leaked into the public domain. "It is with great concern that I hear about this because it puts Julian and his defence in a bad position," he told a colleague.

"I do not like the idea that Julian may be forced into a trial in the media. And I feel especially concerned that he will be presented with the evidence in his own language for the first time when reading the newspaper. I do not know who has given these documents to the media, but the purpose can only be one thing – trying to make Julian look bad."

Business Insider wrote the obvious punchline to that joke today. I don’t think I need to – every thing the Assange camp says makes him the punchline.

As a side note, for further comedy, check out the one-two punch comment thread between Göran Rudling and me (Göran is the fellow who claimed in his by-line that he was for the de-criminalisation of rape – he’s now claiming that’s not an accurate representation of his position).

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