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Julian Assange

Julian Assange

Over 7 months have passed since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was deprived of his ability to communicate with the outside world in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he was…

Demonizing Assange

Demonizing Assange

I was in Kabul in 2010 when Julian Assange and WikiLeaks first released a vast archive of classified US government documents, revealing what Washington really knew about what was happening…

Assange And The Imperium

Assange and the imperium

The second day of extradition hearings against Julian Assange and by virtue of that, WikiLeaks, saw Mark Summers QC deliver a formidable serve for the defence at Woolwich Crown Court.…

Assange And Democracy

Assange and democracy

The US government’s indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange marked the worst attack on press freedom in history. Assange has been charged on 18 counts, including 17 violations of the…

Defending Assange

Defending Assange

On Thursday, the Department of Justice made an unprecedented move to file 17 Espionage Act charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This indictment was what Assange and his legal team…

No Reprieve For Assange

No reprieve for Assange

Why is it that battle lines are drawn and battleaxes emerge whenever there are fresh developments in the circumstances surrounding Julian Assange? Well, it’s kind of complicated. On the one…

Parallel travesties

AT the time of writing, almost five days after the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was reported to have suddenly died in an Arctic penal colony, his mother was still…

Poll verdict slams cancel culture

PAKISTAN’S voters have reprimanded anti-democratic power centres for seeking to ‘cancel’ political opponents. Voters ensured that Imran Khan’s popularity increased in inverse proportion to the reported repression he and his…