Julian Assange Furore Deepens as New Details Emerge of Sex Crime Allegations : Information Clearing House: ICHOthers showed similar reservations. WikiLeaks supporter, the historian Tariq Ali, said that it was possible to separate Assange the man and the allegations from the cables. "WikiLeaks is an organisation and he [Julian] is one of them. So I am very glad he is out and all that, but WikiLeaks would go on even without him and that is important to stress." Investigative journalist John Pilger believes it is necessary to defend Assange. "He is an innocent man until proven otherwise," he said. "It is clear that in Sweden the presumption of innocence has been publicly torn up by those whose duty was to safeguard it. This has encouraged a vicious campaign in the US, including incitement to murder Assange, and secret planning to stitch him up as some sort of terrorist."