|Published:||Dec 05, 2010 9:13 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 05, 2010 6:14 PM EST|
GENEVA (AP) - WikiLeaks continues to dodge a barrage of online threats as it tries to maintain public access to a trove of State Department cables.
With the site's main server in France offline, it's now reachable through a Swedish server. A Swiss group says supporters are also creating "mirrors" of the WikiLeaks site on their own servers, meaning that copies of the site will remain up and running even if WikiLeaks loses the Swedish server.
One supporter calls it "a test for Internet censorship" that shows governments can't take something off the Web.
Meanwhile, founder Julian Assange remains literally on the run. Assange is wanted in Sweden to face allegations of sexual offenses against two women. He's denies the charges.
In an online chat with a Spanish newspaper, "El Pais," Assange says he has received hundreds of fresh death threats.
His lawyer says he's currently in Britain, but Swiss authorities say to keep his bank account there open, he'll have to prove either that he's obtained Swiss residency, lives near the border, owns property or does business in Switzerland.
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