I’m sure you’ve all heard about Julian Assange. Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks and is seeking a nation in which he can live freely. The U.S. and Sweden are both after Assange. The U.S. accused Assange of espionage, and the Swedes of sexual abuse of two women.
Julian Assange accepted some discs from Bradley Manning, and the discs contained information about the U.S.’s government foreign policy. Assange released cables that the U.S. government sent to other countries.
Julian Assange is living in the Ecuadorean Embassy. When Britain refused Assange safe refuge and threatened to send him to Sweden to face charges of sexual abuse, he ran into the Ecuadorean Embassy and asked for asylum. He ran to the Ecuadorean Embassy because he did not want to be sent to Sweden and then be exported to the U.S. to face charges of espionage. If sent to the U.S. and found guilty of espionage, Assange could face the death penalty, or prison.
Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier who gave Assange the discs, is now in prison and faces charges of espionage. Bradley gave Assange the discs because he felt the U.S. was not telling the truth about its activities. Both of them tried to get the truth out and look what’s happening to them. Hounded by U.S., Britain, and Sweden. It seems it doesn’t pay to tell the truth.
No one lately wants to be exported to the U.S. I’ve heard of other cases where people sued not to be sent to the U.S. Some of them did not want to end up in the U.S. prison system. They fought to stay where they were because they thought they were better off than if they ended up in the prisons of the U.S.
The U.S. at one time was a place where everybody wanted to come. Now people fight extradition to the U.S. any way they can. They see the U.S. as a place of torture.
And if I were ever anywhere else and had to be exported to the U.S., I would definitely fight to stay where I was. The U.S. is a country that tortures its citizens. I know, I’m one of those citizens being tortured every single day. So I don’t blame anyone who doesn’t want to come here.
I heard a lot of U.S. citizens are giving up their citizenship. The citizens who gave up their citizenship cite the loss of freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution. Constitutional rights are no longer guaranteed to citizens. A lot of laws have undergone changes and no longer guaranteed citizens equal rights. The government can now arrest a citizen and not tell him what he’s being arrested for, and a citizen is no longer given a lawyer to represent him a court.
It’s what happened to me. One day I was walking around free as a bird, and the next thing I know, I’m a criminal. For four years, I’ve been hounded by the U.S. government. No charges were ever pressed against, or was I ever told why I became a target of the U.S. government. Now my life is a horror story. Non-stop harassment and torture by the U.S. government. And I can get no help from anyone. And I’m not the only one that this is happening to. I have a lot of company. Over a million citizens have this occurring to them.
So if you’re living somewhere else and think the U.S. is a bastion of freedom, I can tell you, it’s not.
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- Prominent Americans urge Ecuador to accept Julian Assange’s asylum request (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- Julian Assange: Ecuadorean ambassador flies home for talks on WikiLeaks founder – Telegraph.co.uk (telegraph.co.uk)