Hacktivist Lauri Love on the UK’s treatment of Julian Assange

Pablo Navarrete

Campaigner Lauri Love spoke to The Canary‘s Pablo Navarrete outside Westminster Magistrates Court on 2 May, the day that the court heard a US government extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, currently in Belmarsh prison.


You can read the companion piece on how Ecuador is raking in new deals with the UK and US after handing over Julian Assange here. In it, Tracy Keeling writes:

In addition to US charges related to WikiLeaks revelations, Assange also faces a rape allegation in Sweden. Now that Assange no longer has asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy, Swedish authorities have reopened this investigation at the request of the alleged survivor’s lawyer. Assange’s lawyer has previously insisted that “Julian has never been concerned about facing British justice, or indeed Swedish justice”. It is “American injustice”, she said, that concerns him.

The Canary believes that no allegations of sexual assault or rape should ever become politicised by either side.

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