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Police drag Julian Assange from Embassy: neither Australia’s government, nor Opposition will help him

Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal,  https://www.rt.com/news/456212-julian-assange-embassy-eviction/ 12 Apr, 2019

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last seven years. That’s after Ecuador’s president Moreno withdrew asylum.

That’s only a day after WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson claimed that an extensive spying operation was conducted against Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy. During an explosive media conference Hrafnsson alleged that the operation was designed to get Assange extradited.

Assange’s relationship with Ecuadorian officials appeared increasingly strained since the current president came to power in the Latin American country in 2017. His internet connection was cut off in March of last year, with officials saying the move was to stop Assange from “interfering in the affairs of other sovereign states.”

The whistleblower garnered massive international attention in 2010 when WikiLeaks released classified US military footage, entitled ‘Collateral Murder’, of a US Apache helicopter gunship opening fire on a number of people, killing 12 including two Reuters staff, and injuring two children. 

The footage, as well as US war logs from Iraq and Afghanistan and more than 200,000 diplomatic cables, were leaked to the site by US Army soldier Chelsea Manning. She was tried by a US tribunal and sentenced to 35 years in jail for disclosing the materials.

Manning was pardoned by outgoing President Barack Obama in 2017 after spending seven years in US custody. She is currently being held again in a US jail for refusing to testify before a secret grand jury in a case apparently related to WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange ‘won’t get any special treatment’: Scott Morrison, SMH , By Michael Koziol and Latika Bourke
April 12, 2019  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed Australia is providing consular assistance to Julian Assange following his arrest in London but the Wikileaks founder will receive “no special treatment”, even in the wake of a US extradition request……
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, – “I think he should receive consular assistance, beyond that I don’t know all the facts of the matter,”  …….https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/julian-assange-won-t-get-any-special-treatment-scott-morrison-20190412-p51dfg.html
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April 12, 2019 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. Who cares about Julian Assange. He was pronuclear. Assange helped Trump. The things he published, were spoonefed by intelligence agencies.

    Comment by Frank L | April 12, 2019 | Reply

  2. All journalists should care about Julian Assange. It doesn’t matter if he is pro nuclear, it doesn’t matter, if by telling the truth about Hillary Clinton, he helped Trump.

    What matters is that he revealed the truth. What will happen to the next whistleblower, perhaps one revealing the corruption in the nuclear industry?

    Comment by Christina MacPherson | April 12, 2019 | Reply


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