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Rundle: why Australia must advocate for Assange to be set free

Guy Rundle May 22, 2017 22 Comments

Ecuador has granted Julian Assange's asylum, the UK must honour that, and Australia must see that they do. Because no matter your opinion on the man or his recent political choices, the whole Swedish investigation has been a stitch-up from the start.

Why Julian Assange won’t give himself up to the Americans

Michael Bradley January 20, 2017 20 Comments

Is Julian Assange's long stint in the Ecuadorian embassy a martyr's travail or a narcissist's temper tantrum?

Rundle: Rorschach test of Julian Assange rape claims gets more distinct

Guy Rundle December 8, 2016 11 Comments

The rape allegations against Assange were an early manifestation of a split on the left/progressive side. That has deepened with his release of his second interview with prosecutors.

The strange case of Julian Assange

Bernard Keane November 30, 2015 16 Comments

It's become clear that the Swedish and UK governments will do virtually anything to ensure the investigation of Julian Assange never proceeds.

Rundle: as sex claims lapse, is Julian Assange a free man?

Rundle: as sex claims lapse, is Julian Assange a free man?

Guy Rundle August 14, 2015 9 Comments

The statute of limitations has expired on three of the accusations facing Assange, but one remains. But Crikey's writer-at-large raises serious questions about the circumstances around that charge ...

The persecution of Julian Assange is not feminist, it’s political

The persecution of Julian Assange is not feminist, it’s political

Crikey June 22, 2015 9 Comments

Julian Assange has revealed a lot that powerful governments do not want us to know. But what should be made of the rape allegations against him? PhD candidate and former UN adviser Felicity Ruby explains.

Keane: Assange loses appeal but stays in limbo

Crikey May 30, 2012

Julian Assange has lost his UK Supreme Court appeal against extradition to Sweden on a European Arrest Warrant to face sexual assault allegations in Sweden. Bernard Keane explains what will happen next.

Rundle: Assange needs to turn his predicament into a wider cause

Rundle: Assange needs to turn his predicament into a wider cause

Guy Rundle November 3, 2011 7 Comments

Sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, the appeals court dismissed all four separate arguments made by Assange’s legal team, thus committing him to extradition to Sweden, should the Supreme Court refuse to review the appeal.

Rundle: court upholds Assange
extradition

Guy Rundle November 2, 2011 12 Comments

By the end of November, Julian Assange will have spent a year either in remand or bailed to house curfew, with an electronic tag – the maximum amount of time he could have been jailed were he to be charged and convicted on the accusations made.

The madness of Assange’s third extradition hearing

Guy Rundle July 14, 2011 8 Comments

Two justices, representing the near-pinnacle of English law have spent a more than a day considering the details of two one-night stands and a tackle rub undertaken nearly a year ago in a faraway city.