25/5/17

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Julian Assange is mean and egocentric, there's no doubt about it. Years ago, he betrayed the trust of his British supporters. And he was suspected to be behind the publication of Hillary Clinton's private emails, which sank her campaign - which in turn destroyed the last remnants of his aura of fighter for transparency. Some of his critics believe he's Putin's toy and a closet Trumpist. He keeps denying this, but you know we can't trust him.

However, the case against him has nothing to do with law. The way he was attacked reeks very strongly of political witch-hunt. It was clear from day one that the Swedish case rested on very questionable foundations. He was accused if rape and sexual harassment of two women who he claims consented to have sex with him. Nothing of what happened behind closed doors could be proven fully. In any case, there was no violence involved.

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