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WikiLeaks speaks out against “fabricated” Swedish press reports

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By John Glenday, Reporter

March 7, 2012 | 1 min read

Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks have issued a statement criticising the recent widespread reporting of “two fabricated reports” in the Swedish press.

Originating in the daily tabloid Expressen these made accusations that WikiLeaks was engaged in plots against Swedish journalists and the Swedish state – articles which the group have labelled defamatory.

In a statement the organisation said: “WikiLeaks does not know who is behind this defamation, but perhaps those fearful of the impact of the cables referred to in the Rolling Stone article have attempted to disarm future exposures relating to Sweden’s Foreign Minister.”

Announcing their fightback WikiLeaks is calling for the paper’s editor, Thomas Mattson, to print a full, front page retraction, or resign.

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