Interview with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy

August 31, 2012 by thisdayinwikileaks

Uruguayan journalist Jorge Gestoso interviews Julian Assange from within the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.In this extensive interview, originally aired on GamaTV on August 30, they talk about the UK government’s threat to extract Assange from the embassy, the nature of his relationship with the Ecuadorian government, the secret charges drawn up against him by US prosectors and the allegation of sex crimes in Sweden.

“What are you going to say if you have to give your side of the story to the investigation in Sweden?” Gestaso asks Assange.

“The UK courts have admitted that no woman went to a police station in Sweden to complain about me. This is something that the police decided to do,” says Assange.

Originally aired on GamaTV, August 30, 2012.

Original link:
——————————–WikiRebels: The Documentary about WikiLeaks & Julian Assange
13 December 2010

While the world debates the merits of the case surrounding its founder, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks continues to pursue its political agenda, which is to expose immoral and unjust behaviour by releasing classified information into the public domain — a small, but important step in a larger political and ideological battle.

The documentary WikiRebels, filmed in the six months leading up to Assange’s arrest in England (on an extradition warrant from Swedish authorities seeking to bring him in for questioning on rape allegations), provides a compelling portrait  of the organisation, its philosophy, agenda, leader and collaborators.

The people behind WikiLeaks are described as IT guerillas without a national base, engaged in a new kind of battle to promote transparency and defend the public’s right to information that is crucial for their participation in democratic processes.

Speaking in the documentary, Assange asserts, “The public has a right to know materials and historical record has a right to have materials of diplomatic historical significance. If something is interfering with that process, we will undo it.”

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