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On the one hand, @JulianAssange is being tortured in the heart of Europe's media capital because his intrepid public interest publishing has stoked the ire of the world's most powerful government, its allies & their nebulous network of intelligence organs.#FreeAssange @AssangeMrs
1. On the other, there appears to be a callous cross-border conspiracy, bolstered by Ecuadorean, UK & Australian complicity, to force him out of the embassy where he sought refuge as a political refugee over his concerns relating to US extradition. #FreeAssange #NoExtradition
2. As a result of this cruel ploy, @JulianAssange, an award-winning journalist & editor, is effectively being tortured in the heart of London as the majority of prominent UK human rights organisations & mainstream media outlets remain silent. #FreeAssange @AssangeMrs
3. Countless media outlets have misreported on a sealed indictment pertaining to @JulianAssange, which was unearthed in 2012 in an email released as part of WikiLeaks’ incendiary Global Intelligence Files (GIFiles) disclosures. wikileaks.org/Stratfor-Email…
4. Many of these, predominantly establishment reporters, have repeatedly framed the sealed indictment as mere conjecture shrouded in ambiguity, citing claims by @JulianAssange, @wikileaks or their legal representatives without taking the time to verify them. #FreeAssange
5. But Fred Burton, an unsavoury intelligence chief at disgraced private security firm #Stratfor, which is headquartered in Texas, confirmed the sealed indictment’s existence more than seven years ago. @JulianAssange @wikileaks #FreeAssange
6. In fact, as early as 2008, the US Army had created a report that branded @wikileaks an enemy, & plotted how the transnational media org could be crushed. That US ploy continues to this day, w/ fermented severity. #FreeAssange @JulianAssange nytimes.com/2010/03/18/us/…
7. Yet remarkably, there are still those who contest claims made by @WikiLeaks, and its founder @JulianAssange, of a long history of being unlawfully and maliciously targeted by the US, with covert assistance from complicit US allies like Britain. #FreeAssange #NoExtradition
8. @JulianAssange faces the horrendous predicament where he is being forced to choose between tortuous conditions, posing as 'asylum', in the Ecuadorean embassy in London and almost certain US extradition if he were to leave its confines. #FreeAssange #NoExtradition @AssangeMrs
9. Following US extradition, there would be no justice for @julianassange. He would be subject to further torture, hyper-inflated sentencing, an utter lack of a fair trial, and potentially worse. #FreeAssange #NoExtradition @AssangeMrs @wikileaks
10. Complicity in the vicious abuse of @JulianAssange's rights emanating from the UK, Swedish, & most recently, Ecuadorean govs reflects grimly on a growing transnational trend - spearheaded by Washington - of crushing truth-telling & political dissent. #FreeAssange @WikiLeaks
11. Sadly, in a post-Orwellian era that is grimly punctuated by a rise in fascism, this transnational quashing of truth-telling and politically progressive dissent orchestrated by the US, UK and other allied states is somewhat expected. #FreeAssange #NoExtradition @AssangeMrs
12. What is particularly shocking is the fact that prominent UK human rights orgs such as @libertyhq & @AmnestyUK have been silent as one of the most serious #freespeech & #torture cases concerning a Western journalist festers in the heart of London. @marthaspurrier
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13. @marthaspurrier & @KateAllenAI pls take a stand against the human rights violations @JulianAssange is subject to. His case doesn’t just concern the plight of an arbitrarily detained political refugee, who is now subject to torture in an embassy in Europe's media capital.
14. @JulianAssange's plight & continued suffering is the most extreme example across the globe of a US-spearheaded war on investigative journalism backed by UK, Australian & Ecuadorean authorities. @KateAllenAI @marthaspurrier @DarenNair @AssangeMrs
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