By Danny C. | DCPeriodical | 11/19/19 |
Currently being held in solitary confinement in a maximum security prison in London, since 2012 Julian Assange lived in asylum in the UK’s Ecuadorian Embassy, avoiding what many thought to be trumped up sexual misconduct allegations in Sweden, which arose only after his government corruption exposing website Wikileaks shot to worldwide notoriety for exposing American Government and military war crimes in 2010.
Due to newer allegations from the US, namely that Assange assisted US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to hack into classified Pentagon databases, British authorities removed him from the embassy and placed him before a judge, who sentenced him to just under a year in prison for skipping bail for a court appearance in relation to the Swedish allegations. They’ve been holding him there against his will since April. His health has deteriorated as a result and experts say he not only shows all the signs of a victim of torture, but is in serious danger for his life.
According to reports, Swedish prosecutors announced the woman alleging sexual misconduct had ‘limited corroborative evidence available’ for her case and were therefore dropping the charges—for a third time. Yet Assange still remains in prison. With no Swedish charges against him, the reason he’s in there in the first place, the question remains: why?
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