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"The so-called “Protocol” forced on #Assange without his consent has no legal legitimacy whatsoever, and never applied to the @WikiLeaks Twitter account, which Assange has not been able to access for over a year."
"This is thanks to @Lenin Moreno’s unilateral decision to sever Assange's connection with the outside world, including internet access. Nonetheless, #Moreno centers his accusations on the WikiLeaks’ Twitter account, for merely observing the unfolding #INAPapers scandal."
The reality of Assange’s isolation also renders allegations that he “hacked” documents, a claim for which there is no evidence, impossible. As the decision-maker who ordered the muzzling of #Assange, Moreno knows better than anyone that the allegations have no basis in fact.
To summarize: the Ecuadorian claims against #Assange are the definition of “#fakenews.”

"Additionally, the imposition of the “protocol” against #Assange since 2018 has manifested as an ever-shifting set of goal-posts, as seen in the documentation of Assange’s living conditions by @CassandraRules, following her recent visit to the Ecuadorian embassy."
Fairbanks described JA & his lawyer being ordered to submit to full-body scans in order to be allowed to speak with a journalist. Fairbanks quoted Assange protesting his treatment, accusing the Ecuadorian ambassador of acting as an "agent of the US govt."

As many are aware, the inevitable US prosecution of #Assange following his expulsion from will likely focus on #WikiLeaks’ publication of #Manning-era documents.

The recent imprisonment of #ChelseaManning for her refusal to cooperate with a secret grand jury convened to prosecute #Assange and #WikiLeaks corroborates this conclusion.

This point is crucial, as it defines the prosecution of #Assange as retaliation for groundbreaking documentation of war crimes, not the events of 2016.
If legacy news outlets cared about their ability to operate as anything other than mouthpieces of intelligence agencies and massive corporations, they would be raising almighty hell against the persecution of the greatest among them.
Instead, we have witnessed legacy press wage a #propaganda war against #Assange, vilifying him based on utterly fake news. We are watching the unfolding death of the concept of journalism, of #Ecuador’s sovereignty, and the public’s hope for #transparency.
Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist @ChrisLynnHedges allegorized #Assange’s treatment, comparing it with the crucifixion of Christ. To extend that metaphor, #Moreno can be likened to Judas Iscariot, selling Assange for 30 pieces of silver - or debt relief.

If Assange is successfully prosecuted, it will also mean that the US is willing to prosecute any journalist across the globe who comments on international affairs, and yet, those who are not citizens of the United States will not be granted protections under the first amendment.
Do not allow #Assange to go the way of the countless victims of the American deep state and its vengeance against truth-tellers. If we do not have a free press, we are no longer a free people.
Raise your voice on behalf of #JulianAssange and #WikiLeaks, in the place of a mute legacy press. Don't let his expulsion and unjust, secret prosecution be met with silence. Whatever tools you have at your disposal, use them. Empower yourself, #ProtectJulian.
This piece is also available on ZeroHedge:

Amazing show of support at an ungodly hour in London, by intrepid vigil-goers on the ground at the Ecuadorian embassy: #NoExpulsion

#ProtectJulian #Unity4J #FreeAssange #WikiLeaks #inapapersescorrupcion #INAPapers #LeninMoreno #FreePress #Journalism
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