Assange, strongmen, democracy and free press

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 19, 2017 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London. – British police have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London after his asylum was withdrawn, the police said in a statement on April 11, 2019. (Photo by Justin TALLIS / AFP)

Arrest of WikiLeaks co-founder Mr. Julian Assange last Thursday at the Ecuadorian Embassy in the U.K. after Ecuador revoked his political asylum has again provoked questions about press freedom in this age of the strongmen who also advertise transparency and open society.

He was arrested for failing to surrender to the U.K. court in 2012 where he was being tried

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