The Liberal Hounding of Julian Assange: From Alex Gibney to The Guardian

Cook, Johnathan
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/02/05/the-liberal-hounding-of-julian-assange-from-alex-gibney-to-the-guardian/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  05/02/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18731

At what point do we cry foul when we witness the abuse of a political dissident, one who dares to take on mighty vested interests? When his own state, the local legal system and the media all turn on him? When he is forced to seek sanctuary in a foreign embassy for many years, surrounded by state security forces threatening to arrest him if he leaves? When the world’s highest arbiter on the matter of his confinement, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, supports his case? When the state, legal authorities and the media ignore the ruling and continue to demand his arrest?