Julian Assange, for the last six years, has been persecuted and held captive because of rape allegations; allegations that we have now found out are entirely fabricated by police.
Today marks the first time that Assange has gone public with his version of events surrounding the rape allegations for which he was arrested in 2010.
“Six years ago today, on 7 December 2010, I was handcuffed and locked in Wandsworth prison by order of a Swedish prosecutor, Marianne Ny,” Assange explains in a testimonyreleased on Wednesday. “I had not and still have not been charged with an offense. The claimed grounds for my arrest and extradition without charge were so that NY could question me. But it was not until six years later – three weeks ago – that I was questioned for the first time. I have decided to release my responses.”
In November, Assange was finally questioned aver a two-day period. However, as Assange points out, “my Swedish lawyer was excluded from the room in yet another breach of my basic rights.”
In a 19-page statement, also released on Wednesday, Assange details the events leading up to his persecution, including being railroaded by the American, Swedish, English and Australian governments.