While I agree that Wikileaks is providing an unprecedented service to the human race, I am not such a big fan of Mr. Assange personally. He is instrumental in it, but Wikileaks is NOT Julian Assange - it is much bigger than just him. And hearing a Russian official talk about how important to human rights and transparency Wikileaks is - well, let's just politely call it "surreal".
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from the article: Russia official: WikiLeaks founder should get Nobel Prize