WikiLeaks founder denied Swedish residency permit

Assange said this summer that he has been advised to avoid the United States and has insinuated his legal problems represent an attempt to silence WikiLeaks. He also recently slammed Wired magazine on Twitter, calling the Condé Nast publication a "known opponent and spreader of all sorts of minsinformation about WikiLeaks" and claiming senior editor Kevin Poulsen "is responsible for a tremendous amount of other completely false information [about] WikiLeaks."

Poulsen later responded that Assange is "notoriously sensitive to critical press."