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How Julian Assange was framed

Australian TV Program Exposes Julian Assange Frame-up http://www.democraticunderground.com/101636930 http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/jul2012/assa-j28.shtml  “Four Corners”, an Australian Broadcasting Corporation current affairs program, this week broadcast what amounted to an exposé of the frame-up of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange on allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden. Assange remains inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, seeking political asylum from the threat of being removed to Sweden, which would in turn facilitate extradition to the US.

The program provided a valuable service by simply piecing together what happened in the three crucial weeks after Assange arrived in Sweden in mid-August 2010. Assange was there to address a conference and investigate the possibility of hosting WikiLeaks’ operations in a secure computer facility. By tracing the chronology, the program also clarified the connection between the Swedish witchhunt and the Grand Jury operation underway in the United States to charge Assange with espionage for WikiLeaks’ exposures of US war crimes (see: “Sex, Lies and Julian Assange”).

The program provided substantial evidence that the allegations against him were false and politically motivated. The unproven accusations were used to blacken his name in Sweden and around the world, and counter the widespread public support that he and WikiLeaks had won for courageously exposing the crimes and machinations of the US and other powers.

Assange has still not been charged with any crime.

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July 31, 2012 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA, secrets,lies and civil liberties

2 Comments »

  1. lol i wondered where i got that link from :) duhh!

    Comment by arclight | August 1, 2012 | Reply

    • The Assange link ? – came from a simple Google search on Assange. Assange is barely mentioned in the general Australian media. The Australian government goes all out to save our Aussie drug-dealers who are caught in Asian countries, and our media gives these people huge amounts of sympathy. (Not that I mind all that much). It’s just that its such a contrast to the way the Australian government treats Julian Assange – at best ignoring him, at worst pretty much condemning him as some kind of dangerous terrorist. Their latest ploy is to pretend that they are quite unaware of what the USA is planning for Assange

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | August 1, 2012 | Reply


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