Putin Slams West for Wikileaks' Assange Arrest

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for sexual misconduct illustrates the hypocrisy of the West about democracy, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says. In the strongest comments to come out of Russia in the latest WikiLeaks saga, Putin also took aim at the U.S. for the cables, some of which had derided Russia a "mafia state." Assange's arrest in London earlier this week indicated that the West isn't as democratic as it thinks it is, Putin suggested. "If there is democracy, it...Full Story
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