Julian Assange: 10 years detained in the UK

Asked what people get wrong about him, Julian Assange replied “Almost everything. That’s the perverse nature of not simply celebrity but the perverse nature of having a superpower as an opponent. Anyone who has that situation has the same result.”

DEC 7, 2020 LONDON WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been detained in the UK for an entire decade. He faces extradition and an effective death sentence for award winning publishing revealing war crimes, corruption, abuse of power & human rights abuses.

Julian was first arrested in the UK on December 7 in 2010 and currently languishes in Belmarsh maximum security prison in London. He is awaiting a January 4 decision on his extradition to the US, where he has been charged with activities that journalists undertake every day.

If the US government has its way, national security journalism will be defined as “espionage”, the First Amendment will be fatally wounded, and any journalist in the world will be at threat of extradition to the US and prosecution for exposing state crimes.

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Revisiting a decade of the persecution of Julian Assange. Persecuted and prosecuted for daring to use the liberatory potential of the web to expose the crimes of empire on a whole new scale.

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