Could Persecution Become Prosecution for Assange? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Could Persecution Become Prosecution for Assange?

In mid October, six months into the communications blockade on its founder, WikiLeaks issued a statement which included the following.

"Ecuador has told WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange that it will remove the isolation regime imposed on him following meetings between two senior UN officials and Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno on Friday"

These officials were the Special Rapporteur for freedom of expression, David Kaye, and High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.

Yet there was no effectual change in his communications for another month, excepting that access to his lawyers was additionally banned. This came on the heels of his lawsuit against Ecuador, which was then stalled by referral to another court. Lawyers were blocked again this week, as unsealing of his US indictment was anticipated and likewise left to wait.

Last week he was permitted his first visitor besides lawyers in eight months. There is a strict regime for visitors, including an application process where several have been stonewalled, falsifying the surreal claim of Ecuador’s foreign minister that no restrictions were in force.

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