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Police officer slams TV portrayal of Assange [View all]

October 9, 2012 - 10:23PM
Karl Quinn

... Mr Day claimed the attack on the US military database Milnet a major plot point in the critically acclaimed telemovie that screened on Ten on Sunday night never happened, and added that had Julian Assange really been on the trail of evidence that the US had deliberately targeted civilians in Operation Desert Storm his team would have known about it.

"The facts are that the AFP found no evidence of any such event," Mr Day, who left the force 12 years ago, told The Age. "We had intercepts on his telephone lines so we captured everything he did on his computer. We also captured all his verbal communications on the telephone. On top of this we gathered all of the evidence from his house" ...

"Assange was not prosecuted for breaking into any Milnet system that contained information on military targets as there was no evidence that it occurred and we had a lot of evidence," Mr Day said ...

Another title card at the end notes that in 2010 Wikileaks "released the Afghan and Iraq War Logs, over half a million field reports and communications by the US Military. It was uncannily similar to the material <Assange had> first seen as a teenager 20 years before" ...

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/police-officer-slams-tv-portrayal-of-assange-20121009-27bho.html

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