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

Support us and go ad-free

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.

Featured image via YouTube – The Canary

Support us and go ad-free

Do your bit for independent journalism

Did you know that less than 1.5% of our readers contribute financially to The Canary? Imagine what we could do if just a few more people joined our movement to achieve a shared vision of a free and fair society where we nurture people and planet.

We need you to help out, if you can.

When you give a monthly amount to fund our work, you are supporting truly independent journalism. We hold power to account and have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence the counterpoint to the mainstream.

You can count on us for rigorous journalism and fearless opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right wing mainstream media.

In return you get:

  • Advert free reading experience
  • Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
  • 20% discount from our shop

 

The Canary Fund us