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Dec062010

WikiLeaker Warns 'Doomsday Files' Will Be Opened if He Is Detained

Photo Courtesy - LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- British police are closing in on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, vowing to arrest him "as soon as possible." The Australian hacker recently released secret U.S. diplomatic cables related to sensitive sites vital to America's national security.

As Assange continues to raise the ire of the United States for publishing classified and sometimes embarrassing diplomatic cables, Swedish authorities are pursuing him in connection with alleged rapes against two women there in August.

British authorities last week said they knew Assange's whereabouts and had been in contact with him since he arrived there in November.

As the noose tightens on Assange, Wikileaks is under additional pressure from the Swiss government, which recently closed a bank account where the site received vital financial donations.

The latest cable leak to anger U.S. authorities includes a list of installations vital to America's national security and interests.

Assange has threatened that if he is arrested he would release a cache of documents, nicknamed the "doomsday files," that includes secret documents whose release would threaten America's national security.

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