Sex, Lies and Julian Assange

Julian Assange

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Dandelion Salad

Jul 23, 2012

Full episode of ABC Four Corners “Sex, Lies and Julian Assange” plus transcript.

Same video on Youtube:

ABC News In-depth on Jul 27, 2019

When Julian Assange arrived in Sweden in August 2010 he was greeted like a conquering hero.

But within weeks there was a warrant out for his arrest and he was being investigated for rape and sexual molestation.

Until recently he was taking sanctuary in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, arguing he won’t receive justice if he’s taken to Sweden and that US authorities are building a case for his extradition.

In this program from 2012, Four Corners reporter Andrew Fowler examines in detail what happened in those crucial weeks while Julian Assange was in Sweden. What was the nature of his relationship with the two women who claim he assaulted them? And what did they tell police that led the authorities to seek his arrest?

Both Assange and his supporters believe the attempt by authorities to force his return to Sweden is simply the first step in a plan to see him extradited to the United States.

Four Corners looks at claims the United States is working hard to unearth evidence that would lead to a charge of “conspiracy to commit espionage” being made against Assange – which in turn would be used in his extradition from Sweden.

The program also documents the harassment experienced by Assange’s supporters across the globe – including his Australian lawyer – and the FBI’s attempts to convince some to give evidence against him.

From the archives:

When you f*ck around with God’s country, you pay a price! by William Blum

Julian Assange seeks political asylum in Ecuador + Julian Assange Show: Rafael Correa

Power, Illusion, and America’s Last Taboo by John Pilger

Something Rotten in the State of Sweden: 8 Big Problems with the “Case” Against Assange by Naomi Wolf

4 thoughts on “Sex, Lies and Julian Assange

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  4. Excellent report. The US is evidently not accountable for blatantly gratuitous “collateral murder” but men and women of conscience clearly are, according to the iniquitous de facto abusers of vindictive state powers. The world is awash with political corruption and fraudulence. Hypocrisy decked out in its magnanimous robes of ecclesiastical authority rules the mindless mass.
    “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.’

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