After Assange was extrajudicially seized in Ecuador’s London embassy, his fate was sealed.
Thuggish metropolitan police forcefully arrested him on April 11, 2019.
They dragged him from the embassy after Ecuadorian president Moreno invented phony pretexts to rescind his citizenship and asylum status.
He cut a deal with Trump regime hardliners in return for big bucks — financial help bribery in defiance of the rule of law, media freedom and justice.
Following Assange’s arrest, former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa called Moreno “the greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history.”
His deplorable action was “a crime humanity will never forget” or forgive.
Last December, Britain’s High Court upheld the Biden regime’s appeal after a lower magistrates court ruled against extraditing him to the US — citing his mental status and risk of suicide to end his ordeal.
Spurious charges against him include the following:
Conspiracy to receive national defense information (sic).
Multiple counts of obtaining national defense information (sic).
Multiple counts of disclosure of national defense information (sic).
Conspiracy to commit computer intrusion (sic).
An accompanying DOJ statement falsely added:
“Assange conspired with (Chelsea) Manning…aid(ing) and abet(ing) her in obtaining classified information with reason to believe that the information was to be used to the injury of the US or the advantage of a foreign nation (sic).”
The 18-count indictment and accompanying statement are bald-faced Big Lies against Assange, truth-telling journalism, the rule of law and what justice as it should be is all about.
Chelsea Manning is a courageous truth-telling whistleblower, Assange a courageous truth-telling investigative journalist.
Earlier he explained that WikiLeaks has the legal right “to publish newsworthy content,” adding:
“Consistent with the US Constitution, we publish material that we can confirm to be true.”
The above is what speech, media and academic freedoms are all about — what hegemon USA and Britain want abolished in favor of tyrannical rule.
If his conviction on trumped up charges holds up, Assange will never see the light of day again outside of draconian — likely super-max — prison confinement in the US.
On April 20, London’s Westminster Magistrates Court issued an extrajudicial order to extradite him to the US.
At this time, BoJo regime home secretary Priti Patel will decide on whether he’ll spend the rest of his life in likely US super-max confinement.
Even if ordered as highly likely, his defense still may appeal to Britain’s High Court to set him free at last.
In Wednesday’s ruling, chief magistrate Paul Goldspring dubiously said the following:
“I am duty bound (sic) to send your case to the secretary of state for a decision on whether or not you should be extradited (sic),” adding:
“Having sent your case to the secretary of state, you have the right to appeal to the High Court.”
“If you exercise your right to appeal, it won’t be heard until the secretary of state has made her decision.”
As explained above, the Westminster Magistrates Court earlier ruled for Assange — on grounds of his mental state and potential risk of suicide.
On Wednesday, it went the other way, siding with the Biden and BoJo regimes against justice under law.
Since Ecuador granted Assange asylum within its London embassy on June 19, 2012 — almost a decade ago — he’s been isolated from society, then imprisoned by Britain awaiting likely extradition to the US on fabricated charges.
At this time, his defense team has until May 18 to appeal the ruling against him.
Commenting on his likely extradition to the US, WikiLeaks’ chief editor Kristinn Hrafnsson said the following:
“Extraditing Assange would be a risk to his life.”
“It would be equal to a death sentence.”
“Julian’s life is in the hands of Priti Patel and Boris Johnson.”
“They need to do the right thing.”
What Assange endured in UK custody for the past three years revealed no BoJo regime concern for justice according to the rule of law — just the opposite.