Joe Lauria | It was just one more instance in which the prison humiliated his son, Assange's father said.
He committed empire’s greatest sin. He exposed it as a criminal enterprise. He documented its lies, callous disregard for human life, rampant corruption and innumerable war crimes. And empires always kill those who inflict deep and serious wounds.
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What is at stake is both a courageous man’s life and, if we remain silent, the conquest of our intellects and sense of right and wrong: indeed our very humanity.
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Julian Assange is a truth-teller who has committed no crime but revealed government crimes and lies on a vast scale and so performed one of the great public services of my lifetime.
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Lee Camp: Julian Assange’s Father, John Shipton, on the U.S. Government’s ‘Scandalous’ Plan to ‘Murder’ His Son
"These people want to destroy Julian and destroy Wikileaks," warns Assange's father ahead of the whistleblower's final extradition hearing next month.
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Nozomi Hayase, Ph.D | While Julian Assange languishes in a British high-security prison, his warnings about a coming dystopia are proving to be prescient. This is humanity’s last stand and we are its only hope.
As a UK judge rejects Julian Assange’s extradition but keeps him caged in Belmarsh prison, UN Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer discusses Assange’s persecution and the lies used to wage it. A UK judge has rejected a US attempt to extradite Julian Assange, citing the Wikileaks founder’s risk of suicide and the poor conditions of US prisons. But Judge Vanessa Baraitser accepted the basis for the US government’s espionage case against Assange and ruled against releasing him on bail. […]
“To us, that is nothing more than a pretext to keep him detained. This seems unnecessarily punitive and adding insult to injury after the 10 years of hell that he has endured” -- Rebecca Vincent, Reporters Without Borders
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La décision est tombée lundi matin. La justice britannique refuse l’extradition de Julian Assange vers les États-Unis. Le combat judiciaire du fondateur de Wikileaks n’est pas pour autant terminé. Les autorités américaines ont notifié le tribunal de leur intention de faire appel de la décision rendue par la juge Vanessa Baraitser. Si cette dernière a […]