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UK Should Be 'Scared to Death' of Assange Extradition Over Public Backlash - Politician

LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK government should be "scared to death" of a popular uproar over its treatment of the imprisoned founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, especially in the event of him being extradited to face espionage charges in the United States, Chris Marsden, the national secretary of the UK Socialist Equality Party, said.

The remarks come amid Assange's extradition hearing that started on Monday at Woolwich Crown Court in the UK capital of London. Earlier in the day, dozens of WikiLeaks supporters gathered outside the court, carrying banners with messages such as "Don’t Extradite Assange" and "The Truth Will Win."

According to Marsden, the accusations against Assange were effectively a "frame up" arguably motivated by Washington's desire to punish the whistleblower for his role in the publishing of materials implicating US forces in possible war crimes.

"This is the trial of the century. It's an attempt to rail-road into prison a heroic figure who has exposed war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq and is now being framed up on espionage charges which will ensure he never sees the light of day again ... They should be scared to death of sending him to America because of the ferocity of the public response," the politician said during a protest outside Woolwich Magistrates Court.
According to Marsden, everyone knows that it is a show trial, but the intent of those protesting near the court is to put maximum pressure on the state apparatus to ensure Assange's freedom.

"Now the issue is going to be fought out in court, the eye's of the world are on these proceedings, and the more the truth comes out the more opinion will be polarized and the greater the possibility of a mass mobilization in defense of Julian Assange," he added.

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