The Persecution of Julian Assange
The Farcical Siege of Knightsbridge

Pilger, John
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/17/the-persecution-of-julian-assange/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  17/11/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16946

The siege of Knightsbridge is a farce. For two years, an exaggerated, costly police presence around the Ecuadorean embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state. Their quarry is an Australian charged with no crime, a refugee from gross injustice whose only security is the room given him by a brave South American country. His true crime is to have initiated a wave of truth-telling in an era of lies, cynicism and war.