WikiLeaks founder and chieftain Julian Assange was tossed out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London into the hands of British police last week.
Assange is wanted on charges of sexual assault in Sweden and charges of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion in the U.S. He allegedly helped Army private Chelsea (née Bradley) Manning illegally obtain a password that led Manning to leak hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Assange for WikiLeaks to publish.
There are those who believe that if we are to uphold our liberties, we must support our intelligence agencies because they risk their lives on a daily basis to keep us free and our values safe.
And then there are those – I call them ‘phoney liberals’ – who wantonly abuse human rights arguments to offer succour to the enemies of our way of life.
Jemima Khan, footballer Eric Cantona, former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and even Nigel Farage were among those who feted the pale-faced alleged rapist Julian Assange as a world champion of the freedom of the Press.
How the liberal tide turned against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks
…If there was an inflection point, it was around Assange’s role in leaking Democratic National Committee emails in July 2016, said Lisa Lynch, who has studied WikiLeaks as an associate professor of media communications at Drew University in New Jersey.
“What happened in 2016 broke a lot people’s hearts.”
Ecuador’s decision to allow police to arrest Julian Assange inside its embassy on Thursday follows a fraught and acrimonious period in which relations between the government in Quito and the WikiLeaks founder became increasingly hostile – and eventually broke down.
The country’s president, Lenín Moreno, had made little secret of his desire to evict Assange from the embassy building in Knightsbridge, west London, where he had lived since June 2012. Moreno has variously described Assange as a “hacker”, an “inherited problem” and a “stone in the shoe”.
In a video address on Thursday, Moreno expressed his frustration and irritation with Assange. “The patience of Ecuador has reached its limit on the behaviour of Mr Assange,” he said.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said: ‘Julian Assange, 47, has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador, Hans Crescent, SW1 on a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 29 June 2012, for failing to surrender to the court.
An official at Australia’s department of foreign affairs and trade confirmed yesterday that ‘Mr Assange does have an Australian passport’.
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, “has been charged,” according to an unrelated court filing that inadvertently mentioned his name, reports said.
The New York Times reported that the filing was first spotted late Thursday. The reports did not indicate what charges Assange will face.
The Deep State’s latest attempt at eliminating a thorn in WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was exposed and foiled anew.
There have been many attempts on the life of one Julian Assange prior to his asylum inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The striking difference of all is that this time around, they’re not doing it clandestinely, but in plain view of the Londoners.
Icelandic journalist Kristinn Hrafnsson has taken over as editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, as Julian Assange has barely had any connection with the outside world since his internet connection at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London was turned off in March.
Paul believes that Assange “has information that is probably pertinent to the hacking of the Democratic emails that would be nice to hear.” But he doesn’t think Assange is likely to come and share it unless given “some type of immunity from prosecution.”
The organization posted a letter on its Twitter account dated Aug. 1 that purports to come from committee leaders Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) requesting that he make himself available “for a closed door interview with bipartisan Committee staff at a mutually agreeable time and location.”
Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa believes that the current President of the country, Lenin Moreno, has already reached an agreement with the United States and Great Britain to deliver Julian Assange.
Julian Assange’s six-year self-imposed imprisonment inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London appears to be drawing to a close, with the countries in talks and the Wikileaks founder reportedly pondering his next move.
Lenin Moreno, Ecuador’s president, has confirmed a July 15 report in London’s Sunday Times that Ecuador and Britain were in talks to try to end Mr Assange’s stay at the embassy where he has been holed up since successfully seeking asylum in 2012.
This story has been in the making since 2012, but according to Glenn Greenwald, the asylum of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in Ecuador’s London embassy is coming to an end, possibly as soon as this week. Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno is in London where he is allegedly meeting with British officials to discuss the end of Assange’s asylum and the details of turning him over to British authorities.
June 19 marks six years since the founder of WikiLeaks entered the building of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. He hasn’t stepped foot outside it since.
“We only live once. So we are obligated to make good use of the time we have and do something that is meaningful and satisfying. This [WikiLeaks] is something that I find meaningful and satisfying. That is my temperament. I enjoy creating systems on a grand scale, and I enjoy helping people who are vulnerable. And I enjoy crushing bastards”