Julian Assange’s fear of extradition to the U.S. and subsequent mistreatment and imprisonment without fair trial similar to that suffered by Bradley Manning is well founded. Those who follow the Julian Assange “saga” might like to read this biased and inflammatory article but more importantly the comments that follow. The article, in my opinion, is pure rubbish. The comments seem completely reasonable and factual.

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-george-galloway-is-anything-but-gorgeous-8063363.html

Leading article: George Galloway is anything but gorgeous

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Alberto Ceras 2 years 1 day ago
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For a definitive account of the Julian Assange affair read this essay in UK's New Statesman by renowned investigative reporter John Pilger:

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/politics/2012/08/pursuit-julian-assange-assault-freedom-and-mockery-journalism

The pursuit of Julian Assange is an assault on freedom and a mockery of journalism

By John Pilger Published 22 August 2012

Excerpt from the essay:

“Threatening to abuse a law designed to expel murderers from foreign embassies, while defaming an innocent man as an “alleged criminal”, Hague has made a laughing stock of Britain across the world, though this view is mostly suppressed in Britain. The same brave news­papers and broadcasters that have supported Britain’s part in epic bloody crimes, from the genocide in Indonesia to the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, now attack the “human rights record” of Ecuador, whose real crime is to stand up to the bullies in London and Washington.”

---and Bradley Manning? What, precisely, is his crime? The U.S. seems not to require evidence of a crime in order to lock people up - or even to kill them. If I were in Assange's shoes I'd resist extradition to Sweden, too.

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