Julian Assange’s lawyer is upset that information about him from Swedish police files was leaked to the press. He cites “political reasons” behind the leaks (apparently, an unfair thing) and plan to lodge a formal complaint with the Swedish government. “I do not like the idea that Julian may be forced into a trial in the media,” he adds.
I actually don’t disagree. Leaks are complicated things and, whether they are deserved or not, they tend to make life difficult by creating all kinds of unforeseen twists and turns in everyone’s path. But Assange, who describes himself as an activist for “radical transparency,” apparently considers them wonderful things, so his lawyer’s concern seems a bit out of place.