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Assange targets Australian PM

Controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is reportedly set to target Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in a possible defamation case.

According to a report in 'The Age' today, Assange has hired lawyers to look at different ways in which he can sue Gillard for defamation over the claim that WikiLeaks acted illegally in releasing a quarter of a million US diplomatic cables.

Assange, 41, spoke about his plans to sue Gillard during an interview given to an Australian activist group GetUP! in London where he has been holed up since June 19 in the Ecuadorian embassy.

Assange has taken shelter at the embassy to try and avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sexual assault allegations.
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