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Friday, December 10, 2010

Julian Assange's Bunker

So where do you store thousands of confidential emails and documents that have set the world on its ear? In a secret Cold War bunker in Sweden. The Pionen Data Centre is 30m underground - a huge cave drilled into granite under the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm, Sweden.

And it has German U-boat engines as back-up generators. The bunker was re-opened in 2008 and is the work of Swedish architects Albert France-Lanord who were inspired by James Bond movie sets.

Sweden's laws are some of the best in the world for protecting the work of freedom of speech campaigners. Under Swedish law, WikiLeaks cannot be prosecuted, nor can the people who pass information to it.