WikiLeaks to publish Syria e-mails

2012-07-05 14:54
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London - WikiLeaks said on Thursday it was publishing over two million e-mails from Syrian political figures dating back to 2006 but also covering the period of the crackdown on dissent by Syria's ruling regime.

"Just now... WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria files, more than two million e-mails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies dating from August 2006 to March 2012," said spokesperson Sarah Harrison.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a written statement: "The material is embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria's external opponents."

Assange is currently holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London as he seeks political asylum in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations that he sexually assaulted two former WikiLeaks volunteers.

Harrison said WikiLeaks could not comment on the content of the release but said it would take time for all the stories to come out.

The news came a day after Russia denied having discussed with Washington offering exile to Syria's president.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the 16 months of bloodshed in Syria has claimed more than 16 500 lives.

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