Assange mocks Obama via video at U.N. event

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Still image of WikiLeaks' founder Assange speaking during a teleconference from the Ecuadorian Embassy in LondonUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, speaking via a choppy video feed from his virtual house arrest in London, lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday for supporting freedom of speech in the Middle East while simultaneously "persecuting" his organization for leaking diplomatic cables. Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy since June to avoid extradition, made the comments at a packed event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. … USA, LLC