A demonstrator with a sign during a rally calling for the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is an Australian citizen, in Sydney on April 12. The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, has accused Assange of violating his asylum conditions and trying to use the Ecuadorean embassy in London as a “centre for spying”. Assange was arrested by British authorities on April 11. Photo: EPA-EFE

If Assange is guilty, it is only of exposing the grim realities of Iraq invasion

  • Did Julian Assange commit a crime or expose one? Is the US seeking accountability for his actions or merely a way to eliminate the messenger?
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A demonstrator with a sign during a rally calling for the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is an Australian citizen, in Sydney on April 12. The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, has accused Assange of violating his asylum conditions and trying to use the Ecuadorean embassy in London as a “centre for spying”. Assange was arrested by British authorities on April 11. Photo: EPA-EFE
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There is no reason to suspect WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, here seen in a police van after he was arrested in London, will get anything but a fair trial. Photo: Reuters
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WikiLeaks founder can rely on rule of law to get fair trial

  • Julian Assange faces extradition from Britain to the United States on the charge of conspiracy to access a computer, and his lawyers fear President Donald Trump will politicise the case

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There is no reason to suspect WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, here seen in a police van after he was arrested in London, will get anything but a fair trial. Photo: Reuters
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