Tracing the course of the controversial Australian journalist, publisher, free-information advocate and – some say – computer hacker – over the past decade, the ARD documentary concludes that the US Department of Justice is determined to see Assange extradited to the US, tried, found guilty and sentenced to up to 175 years solely in order to send a warning to other would-be whistleblowers.
With exclusive access to Assange’s fiancé, lawyer Stella Morris – with whom he fathered two children during his time in refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London – and others involved, including his father John Shipton, National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, and former CIA director Leon Panetta, this is a powerful and timely piece of thorough investigative journalism released both on German TV and worldwide via YouTube at the very time that Assange is undergoing an extradition hearing in London.
The film’s central allegations …
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