Gift Shop Helps Julian Assange's Legal Defense

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is hoping to pay his mounting legal fees with a bit of entrepreneurship. A German company has launched the WikiLeaks Gift Shop. It sells products like the Not so Leaky Umbrella online. Assange is fighting sexual abuse accusations.

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Julian Assange created the website WikiLeaks with the help of the public, supporters sending him donations. Now he's hoping to pay his mounting legal fees with a bit of entrepreneurship. A German company has launched on his behalf the WikiLeaks Gift Shop online. It sells products like the Not so Leaky Umbrella and t-shirts that say Free Assange. That would refer to sexual abuse accusations against him in Sweden that got him arrested in Britain.

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