John Pilger: Julian Assange’s arrest an ASSAULT ON JOURNALISM! (E737)
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and filmmaker John Pilger, who discusses the arrest of Julian Assange after his asylum status was revoked by Lenin Moreno, and his subsequent removal from the Ecuadorian Embassy. He discusses the importance of WikiLeaks’ work, why it is a threat to the United States, the danger the arrest poses to journalists everywhere, and the possibility of extradition to the US. Next, we speak to Geoffrey Robertson QC of Doughty Street Chambers on the arrest of Assange, the legality of the revocation of his asylum status, the legality of the UK complying with the US extradition request, and what this episode tells journalists around the world.
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