File photo of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks attending a news conference at the Geneva Press Club in Geneva

 
File photo of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks attending a news conference at the Geneva Press Club in Geneva
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends a news conference at the Geneva Press Club in Geneva, in this November 4, 2010 file photo. Assange said on December 3, 2010 that he and colleagues were taking steps to protect themselves after death threats following the publication of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables on their website. One of Assange's lawyers said he would also fight any attempt to extradite his client to face questions over alleged sexual misconduct, adding that he believed foreign powers were influencing Sweden in the matter. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud/Files (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY MEDIA IMAGES OF THE DAY)