Saturday, August 20, 2016

Julian Assange to be interviewed by prosecutor

Julian Assange is going to be interviewed by the prosecutor soon.

Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, a web service for whistleblowers. The documents he had published on WikiLeaks contained several secret issues conducted by the US and other major nations. The US authorities have been willing to arrest Assange as a serious security risk. But he refused to appear.

Instead, he was prosecuted for rape committed in Sweden. He was blamed for having intercourse without equipping a condom. Sweden has the strictest regulation regarding sex crimes in the world. It is uncertain why the partners sued him on time. It is suspected that there was a deal between the plaintiff and the persons who wanted to detain Assange.

Assange called for help to Ecuador, which is unfriendly to the US. Ecuador’s London embassy accepted him. Therefore, he has stayed there since 2012.

However, recently, Ecuador allowed Swedish prosecutors to contact Assange. The interview is planned to be held at the Embassy. It is uncertain whether he will be sent to Sweden for the trial afterwards.

It is easily imaginable that the UK, the US, and Ecuador have been experiencing tough negotiation about the treatment of Assange. If he were sent to the US, the US government would never release him.

Whistleblowers such as Assange and Snowden are getting popular in the era of the internet. Meanwhile, many people feel it necessary for the government to control the personal information of potentially dangerous people. We face a difficult situation between public safety and human right.

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