“A United Nations panel has decided that Julian Assange’s three-and-a-half years in the Ecuadorian embassy amount to “arbitrary detention”, leading his lawyers to call for the Swedish extradition request to be dropped immediately.”
Of course this doesn’t mean that anything will change in the eyes of British and Swedish authorities. He is a middle aged white man after all, and the only legitimate refugees these days are young brown and black Muslim men,whose rape rampages in Sweden and the UK are tolerated and swept under the carpet by authorities, while a white man only has to have consensual sex with the wrong woman in order to be locked away for life.( Of course, the rape charges against Assange have always been irrelevant.)
Ironic, then, that Wikileaks tried to defend the lives of those Muslims by showing how the US committed war crimes.
The US stance towards Assange would be understandable if the US government and it’s president weren’t such lyin’ cheatin’ bastards.
This whole sorry saga is a medieval tale of brutality and miscarriage of justice of epic proportions , but one thing is clear : The West does not have anything resembling freedom of speech or freedom of the press, but is starting to resemble East Germany at the height of Stasi infiltration.
The UN decision, while welcome, appears to be nothing but a cynical exercise in ass covering inspired by Pontius Pilate, paying lip service to the idea of human rights, while at the same time being completely willing to sacrifice yet another enlightened human being who wanted to do good.