Julian Assange

30.07.2019

Europe’s closed eyes on the political prisoner Jorge Glas

Europe’s closed eyes on the political prisoner Jorge Glas

Interview with Chilean journalist and activist Patricio Mery Bell on the current situation in Ecuador. Do you find that the prosecutions of Dilma Rousseff, Lula and Christina Kirchner were also used to indict Jorge Glas and put him out of action? The law in South America is currently a global… »

20.07.2019

Granting Julian Assange political asylum was “the right thing” to do

Granting Julian Assange political asylum was “the right thing” to do

“We knew he was in real danger, as will be confirmed now; and that’s why we granted him political asylum. Right then the US obviously decided that Ecuador had crossed a line.” Interview with the former foreign minister of Ecuador. Ricardo Patiño for openDemocracy The decision by the… »

09.07.2019

Assange, Democracy, and the People’s Internet

Assange, Democracy, and the People’s Internet

By Sally Burch for bot populi The arrest of Julian Assange in London and his indictment by the US government highlight one of the main contradictions of our digitalized societie. The democratic principles of defending human rights and official transparency and accountability are giving way to systematic spying on… »

22.06.2019

Julian Assange and that information that can change the world

Julian Assange and that information that can change the world

Interview with Patricio Mery Bell, journalist, Chilean activist and former adviser to Rafael Correa. Cristina Mirra: Can you tell us about the work of Assange and Wikileaks? Patricio Mary Bell: Julian Assange is a hero of freedom of expression and… »

12.06.2019

US issues formal request for Assange’s extradition

US issues formal request for Assange’s extradition

By Oscar Grenfell The Washington Post reported today that officials from the US Justice Department issued a formal request to British authorities last Thursday for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The document has not been made public. The US government had 60 days from Assange’s arrest by British police on… »

01.06.2019

U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls for Julian Assange to Be Freed, Citing “Psychological Torture”

U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls for Julian Assange to Be Freed, Citing “Psychological Torture”

The United Nations special rapporteur on torture is warning that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suffering from the effects of “psychological torture” due to his ongoing detention and threats of possible extradition to the United States. The U.N. expert, Nils Melzer, also warned that Assange would likely face a “politicized… »

01.06.2019

Calling Treatment of Julian Assange ‘Psychological Torture,’ UN Expert Demands End to US Extradition Attempt

Calling Treatment of Julian Assange ‘Psychological Torture,’ UN Expert Demands End to US Extradition Attempt

“I condemn, in the strongest terms, the deliberate, concerted, and sustained nature of the abuse inflicted on Mr. Assange.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer For Common Dreams ~ After visiting Julian Assange in the London prison where he is serving a 50-week sentence for skipping bail,… »

30.05.2019

Despite Assange’s ill-health, Swedish court rejects delay to hearing

Despite Assange’s ill-health, Swedish court rejects delay to hearing

By Oscar Grenfell A Swedish district court this week rejected an application by Julian Assange’s lawyers for a June 3 hearing into bogus sexual misconduct allegations to be delayed. The ruling was made despite the fact that the WikiLeaks founder is reportedly too ill to consult with his lawyers and… »

25.05.2019

Assange Is Indicted for Exposing War Crimes While Trump Considers Pardons for War Criminals

Assange Is Indicted for Exposing War Crimes While Trump Considers Pardons for War Criminals

Web-only discussion with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept. They discuss the Justice Department’s decision to indict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act for publishing U.S. military and diplomatic documents exposing U.S. war crimes. This comes as President Trump… »

24.05.2019

Assange BULLETIN: The journalist faces 175 yrs in prison with 17 more charges

Assange BULLETIN: The journalist faces 175 yrs in prison with 17 more charges

The U.S. justice department has filed 17 new charges against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange. In reaction, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted: It’s a war on journalism. Journalists have reacted: “Modern fascism is breaking cover”. The new charges expand the original one-count indictment of conspiracy to hack into U.S. government computers,… »

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