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Founder of the WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange, speaks during a press conference in London, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010
# Your Say
Poll: Is Julian Assange a hero, or a villain?
Some have called him the “most dangerous man in the world”. Other say he should be awarded the Nobel peace prize. What do you think?

EVEN AS HE AWAITS extradition to Sweden on alleged sexual offences, Julian Assange’s organisation continues to publish insights from hundreds of thousands of sensitive US diplomatic and military documents. The latest revelations from Wikileaks show that Taoiseach Bertie Ahern believed Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness knew about the Northern Bank heist.

Assange has said he believes he may be indicted by the USA on espionage charges. But he  has also placed a doomsday card on the table:  if WikiLeaks’s existence is threatened, the organization would be willing to spill all the documents in its possession out into the public domain, ignoring the potentially mortal consequences.

So is Wikileaks a force for good that should be protected, or is it responsible for recklessly endangering lives? Is Assange, as one newspaper claims, the most dangerous man in the world or should he be awarded the Nobel prize?

Tell us what you think. Julian Assange: hero or villain?

Poll Results:

Hero (1081)
Villain (135)

Latest from the WikiLeaks cables: Sinn Féin leaders knew of Northern Bank heist plan >

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