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Complainant Name:
Mr Julian Assange

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Independent


Mr Julian Assange complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 1 (Accuracy) about a review of the biographical play ‘Man in The Middle', in which it was stated that ‘rape charges' had been made against him.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction, in addition to appropriate amendments to the online article:

In our 16 January theatre review of ‘The Man in the Middle' , a play based on the life of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, we referred to Mr Assange being the subject of ‘rape charges'. We would like to make clear that Mr Assange faces only one allegation of rape and, to date, has not been formally charged with any offence. We are happy to clarify the position.

Date Published: 03/05/2012

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