Julian Assange is the founder of the WikiLeaks website which leaks secret government cables. He is wanted in Sweden for allegations of rape and sexual assault (which I believe is a myth). The UK want to extradite him to Sweden to 'face justice'. The truth is the government are making a massive effort to take down people such as Assange who are whistleblowing. It's like Gary McKinnon all over again (the guy who hacked into Pentagon, DoD, NASA, etc computers).