2 years since Assange was arrested in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London (UN special rapporteur Nils Melzer and Fidel Narvaez) E1000
On our 1000th episode of Going Underground, we firstly speak to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer. He discusses the significance of the arrest of Julian Assange on this day two years ago on the war on press freedom, how Julian Assange’s persecution started with the arbitrary detention at the Ecuadorian Embassy, the health of Julian Assange and his assessment that he has been psychologically tortured, the war crimes and corruption WikiLeaks has exposed, the media’s role in the psychological torture of Assange, and much more! Finally, we speak to former counsel at the Ecuadorian Embassy Fidel Narvaez. He discusses the events leading up to Assange having his Ecuadorian citizenship revoked and the British Police entering the embassy to arrest him, why Lenin Moreno’s decision leaves him ashamed, the significance of Julian Assange’s contribution to journalism and the fight against corruption worldwide, the end of Lenin Moreno’s presidency, the candidacy of Andres Arauz, a socialist economist in the Ecuadorean elections, and much more!