My Man of the year Right Angle Summon chattopadhyay For me Julian assange, the Wikileaks founder, is the of the year. Any scribe, anywhere pains to disagree. The embattled US administration, for obvious reasons, is furious with the Australian journalist. Wikileaks has initiated an extra ordinary campaign of vilification and persecution, on which is totally compatible with the treatment meted out of the dissidents in china or Myanmar. Barack Obama’s attorney general Eric holder is now shouting from the roof top about the stapes he has already taken to bring down Wikileaks and criminalise the lay king of embarrassing information. Sinator Dianne, a self-proclaimed liberal,-in Rupert Murdoch’s wall street journal- called for assange to be put behind the bars for a mere 2500000 years! Hold your breath. She wrote, “When Wikileaks founder Julian Assange released his latest document trove- more than 25000 secrete street department cables – he internationally harmed the USA govt. The release of these documents damages our national interests and puts innocent lives at risk. He should be vigorously prosecuted for the espionage. “The law Mr. Assange continues to violate is the espionage act a city at 1917. This law makes it a felony for a unothorised person to process or transmit information relating to national defence, which the processor has reason to believe, could be used to the injury of United Stats or to the advantage of any foreign nation. Importantly, the courts have held that information relating to national defence ‘Applies to both classified and unclassified material. Each violation is punishable by up to ten years in prison’.