By Aaron Kesel
According to a tweet by the internationally known organization WikiLeaks, its founder's fate may be decided within a mere few days or weeks, and Julian Assange might be handed over on a silver platter by Ecuador to the UK government. Then presumably Assange will be handed over to the U.S. government and extradited to the United States.
The head of RT, Margarita Simonyan, tweeted in Russian that her sources indicate Assange will be handed over to UK authorities.
"My sources say that Assange will be handed over to UK authorities in the coming weeks or even days. I hope with all my heart that my sources are mistaken," She tweeted.
Recently, Activist Post reported that "The War Is On To Stop The Extradition Of Julian Assange" and that Ecuador and Britain are in high-level discussions over Assange’s situation according to a report by the Sunday Times of London.
Ministers and senior Foreign Office officials are in discussions over the fate of Assange’s asylum. Now another journalist well known for her source's accuracy is stating that Assange's situation is in immediate danger and Ecuador is about to pull the plug.
Assange has been arbitrarily detained according to the UN for nearly 6 years in the Ecuadorian embassy. Now Ecuador has expanded that arbitrary detainment to solitary confinement by forbidding Assange from any human contact including visitations, phone calls and barring his Internet usage — all without Assange ever being convicted of a crime besides publishing documents exposing corruption and shedding light on the truth.
In March, Ecuador and its leader Lenín Moreno pulled the plug on Julian Assange’s Internet connection. Then, Ecuador further demanded Assange remove a specific tweet referencing a foreign political prisoner Carles Puigdemont. The irony here is that Ecuador accused Assange of “interfering in a state” for mentioning another political prisoner and Assange himself had more of his own rights taken away.
“In 1940 the elected president of Catalonia, Lluís Companys, was captured by the Gestapo, at the request of Spain, delivered to them and executed. Today, German police have arrested the elected president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, at the request of Spain, to be extradited,” Assange tweeted.Ecuador has clarified its position on Julian Assange’s asylum by drafting new rules limiting his communications according to WikiLeaks.
Last year, Moreno vowed to stop Assange from revealing further corruption about the United States for the duration of his stay at the embassy, stating he would “gag Assange from revealing further corruption about the U.S.”
Although Moreno claims to support Assange’s asylum, he previously said that he would ask him to “be very delicate when he addresses international politics, especially regarding countries with which we have good relations,” reported Latin American news outlet teleSUR.
It’s interesting to note the former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, who gave Assange asylum is now being threatened with extradition from his current country in Belgium for an unrelated matter dealing with the alleged brief kidnapping of opposition lawmaker Fernando Balda in 2012.
Meanwhile, it's been reported that the UK’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt dared Assange to walk out of the Ecuadorean embassy. He might have said a little too much about an active investigation when he said that Assange was facing "serious charges," because the article is now absent from News.com.au's website.
Charges against Assange in Sweden have been dropped and he is facing only a minor charge in the UK for failing to turn up to a court hearing.
So it is unknown what “serious charges” Hunt was referring to. And this may be why the article was just taken down without notice now displaying a 404 error. It's worth noting this is exactly what happened when Tommy Robinson stories were demanded to be deleted.
Events are in the process of being planned worldwide that if something happens to Assange people all over the world are prepared to mobilize and protest in response. That information will be made available if and when the time comes.
This reporter is in a #Unity4J server and is hearing credible word that Assange may be expelled within the next 48 hours from the Ecuadorian embassy.
If true, the aftermath will be destructive like the world has never seen. There are dozens of insurance files that can seemingly become public with just a key phrase. Although, this reporter suspects that WikiLeaks will play a game of chess.
If the UK decides to illegally hand over Julian Assange to the U.S. in violation of two UN rulings, then it's inevitable that we see a rain of leaks that the world has never seen. That will undoubtedly rock society as WikiLeaks has consistently for 11 years.
Those files are available for download below.
And what of Julian Assange's fate in the United States? Assange will surely be tortured and made an example of, for what? The crime of publishing documents, revealing corruption and giving transparency? Let me remind everyone that his work has been nothing more than journalism. Without such actions, as Edmund Burke said, we let tyrants rise.
We are all Julian Assange ... especially journalists, U.S. President Donald Trump has set the atmosphere for the push against fake news and licensing journalists. I guess it's only ironic that Trump's administration goes after an organization with a perfect record for revealing the truth."All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." -- Edmund Burke.
The precedent that this can set for other journalists and bloggers in the U.S. and abroad is monstrous, and a nightmarish thought. If Assange is extradited to the United States, that's the subsequent death of Freedom of the Press as well-known Human Rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC has said.
For up-to-date accurate information on Julian Assange's plight, see @Wikileaks, @AssangeMrs, and @Unity4J Twitter accounts. The website Unity4J will be up to date with information, live streams, and places where protests will be held in support of Julian Assange.
Assange has recommended that WikiLeaks supporters use cryptocurrency to donate to the organization in order to circumvent the blockade.
Aaron Kesel writes for Activist Post. Support us at Patreon. Follow us on Minds, Steemit, SoMee, BitChute, Facebook and Twitter. Ready for solutions? Subscribe to our premium newsletter Counter Markets.