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Julian Assange Versus The World

First Posted: 12/13/10 02:39 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Julian Assange

With his ghostly complexion, floppy white hair (when it is not dyed or cropped to disguise his identity) and droning bass monotone, Assange not only behaves like a character sprung to life from a science-fiction screenplay but he even looks and sounds like one.

Today, Assange sits behind bars in a Victorian British prison awaiting a London court hearing on Tuesday on a request from Swedish authorities that he be extradited to face questioning in a sexual misconduct case. As the legal drama slowly unfolds, the world is debating whether Assange and his activities -- his systematic exposure of government and business secrets -- make him an arch-villain or a superhero.

Read the whole story: Reuters

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Filed by Cara Parks  |