Friday, April 15, 2011

Assange Continues His Interview With The Hindu : Video

By Jerry Smith Apr 15 2011

On April 8th, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sat down with The Hindu’s Editor-in-Chief, N. Ram and the newspaper’s U.K. Correspondent, Hasan Suroor at Ellingham Hall in Norfolk, where Assange is staying while under house arrest and fighting extradition to Sweden.

They discussed many issues in the hour long interview such as India, the published India cables, the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, journalism, WikiLeaks and more.

Click here to read excerpts of part 1 of the interview.

Assange will continue to fight being extradited to Sweden at a two day hearing at the High Court in London on July 12 and 13. He has been fighting extradition to Sweden where he has not been charged with anything but is wanted for questioning by the Swedish police about accusations of rape and sexual molestation made against him by Sofia Wilen and Anna Ardin. Assange denies these allegations and says he had consensual sex with the two women.

Assange and his lawyers fear that if he is extradited to Sweden he may then be extradited to the United States, where he could face torture, confinement at Guantanamo Bay, both, or even the death penalty.

Assange has angered the United States with the publishing of leaked embarrassing diplomatic cables, the classified documents about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the 'Collateral Murder' video.

The following are links to video clips of the interview:

Part 1: Julian Assange on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's reaction to the India Cables

Part 2: Julian Assange on the pro-U.S. tilt in India's Foreign Policy as exposed by WikiLeaks

Part 3: Julian Assange on the nexus between U.S. International Policy and Big Business

Part 4: Julian Assange on the systematisation of unjust practices

Part 5: Julian Assange on the Jasmine Revolution

Part 6: 'What moves Julian Assange?'

Click here to read the full transcript of the first part of the interview.

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