• The Trial of Julian Assange

  • A Story of Persecution
  • By: Nils Melzer
  • Narrated by: Gareth Richards
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
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In July 2010, Wikileaks published Cablegate, one of the biggest leaks in the history of the US military, including evidence for war crimes and torture. In the aftermath, Julian Assange, the founder and spokesman of Wikileaks, found himself at the center of a media storm, accused of hacking and later sexual assault. He spent the next seven years in asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, fearful that he would be extradited to Sweden to face the accusations of assault and then sent to US.

At this point, Nils Melzer, UN special rapporteur on torture, started his investigation into how the US and UK governments were working together to ensure a conviction. His findings are explosive, revealing that Assange has faced grave and systematic due process violations, judicial bias, collusion and manipulated evidence. Melzer also gathered together consolidated medical evidence that proves that Assange has suffered prolonged psychological torture.

Melzer's compelling investigation puts the UK and US state into the dock, showing how, through secrecy, impunity and, crucially, public indifference, unchecked power reveals a deeply undemocratic system. Furthermore, the Assange case sets a dangerous precedent: once telling the truth becomes a crime, censorship and tyranny will inevitably follow.

©2022 Nils Melzer (P)2022 Tantor

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An absolute must-read! We Are All Assange!

Great book. Thank you Niles Melzer. Courageous subject, and writer. One criticism of Melzer’s prescription though: it will take revolution, not reform, to save Assange and restore basic democratic rights.

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#FreeAssange

“Truth always lies somewhere between the obvious and the absurd”
~Unknown

With the obvious and popular narrative pushed by the prosecution to the “absurd” narrative that Julian Assange is innocent, this book does a great job in allowing an unbiased discussion from both sides. Nils Melzar did an excellent job. This book is a must read by all freedom loving people of the world, but especially Americans!

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