Assange Saga Nears its End

For more than three years Julian Assange has been living in Ecuadorean soil in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. He is prevented from leaving by a twenty four hour guard maintained outside the Embassy by the Metropolitan Police at a cost to Londoners of millions of pounds. He has been ordered by the English Courts to go to Sweden where he will be questioned about sexual assault allegations but Mr Assange does not trust Sweden; he fears that if he leaves the Embassy he will be taken to Sweden and thence to the United States where after a trial will be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in a Federal prison for having been party to leaking information about what probably amounts to war crimes by the United States in the course of its conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq. He thinks that the sexual assault allegations are simply a device to get him to the USA. Continue reading