Assange saga clouds freedom of speech agenda
Posted by satyrikon στο Αυγούστου 17, 2012
Originally posted on National Post | News:
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Julian Assange’s supporters outside the London embassy where he is confined say he is being persecuted for speaking truth to power, but free speech campaigners further afield say the WikiLeaks founder has lost his way and damaged the cause.
The Australian has been seeking refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy for eight weeks to avoid extradition to Sweden where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of rape.
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So how could Julian Assange escape from the Ecuadorean embassy and evade British police?
This is going to be the first thing the cornered WikiLeaks founder will have considered. Perhaps the fatal flaw to this plan is that the embassy is actually on the first floor of a building so any tunnel might attract the attention of the people housed below. The tall red-brick apartment…
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