This is a review of the confinment, persecution and torture of Julian Assange, and what it means for journalism, and why everybody should be protesting and fighting the authorities on this.
There is no doubt at all that this is a politically motivated case, in which the US, which has no limit to the resources available to fight the case, is pitted against an individual who is incarcerated, cut off from the outside world, and even for much of the time from his legal team.
The prosecution which is seeking his extradition also keeps moving the posts and has now brought superceding charges, but given the defence team only a few weeks to prepare, which is simply not enough time, given the circumstances.
Meanwhile the people Julian exposed for war crimes all walk free, and are honoured in high places, with awards, stipends and book deals. Such is the upside down world we are living in today.
This week sees the extradition trial move into its final phase, and it has already been a farce, with the judge reading verdicts that were written before hearing evidence, with not even a shadow of a fair trial.
You can read Craig Murray’s daily report on the trial on his website.
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