The UK’s hidden hand in Julian Assange’s detention

Source: CounterPunch
by Jonathan Cook

“It now emerges that the last four years of Julian Assange’s effective imprisonment in the Ecuadorean embassy in London have been entirely unnecessary. In fact, they depended on a legal charade. Behind the scenes, Sweden wanted to drop the extradition case against Assange back in 2013. Why was this not made public? Because Britain persuaded Sweden to pretend that they still wished to pursue the case. In other words, for more than four years Assange has been holed up in a tiny room, policed at great cost to British taxpayers, not because of any allegations in Sweden but because the British authorities wanted him to remain there.” (02/13/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/13/the-uks-hidden-hand-in-julian-assanges-detention/

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