Dare I Mention…
As I said in my post, This is Not about Assange, some two years ago, I felt very strongly that WikiLeaks was a necessary counterbalance to Governments who wanted to keep their actions out of sight of public scrutiny.
As an Australian, I was appalled that my Government condemned him the minute American politicians said that he should be assassinated.
As an Englishwoman, I have been disgusted how the UK has treated him and have used the ‘Process of Law’ to virtually imprison him for two years and, eventually, to agree to send him to Sweden – from where he would, inevitably,have been sent to the US.
I repeat: he has broken no laws in Australia, the UK or, even, the USA – since none of his actions occurred in any one of those countries. One may not approve of his actions – and I aware that some here do not – but the Law should be based on ‘Natural Justice’ and not Disapproval.
I am quite sure that Ecuador has its own agenda in granting Assange Political Asylum – but I, for one, am pleased that they have done so.