The FOIA litigation intiated by our newspaper has become central to the case argued today before a London court, providing factual information on a pattern of disputable destruction of documents, questionable legal advice from the UK authorities and the great secrecy surrounding the possible contact between the UK and the US on the Assange and WikiLeaks case
For almost eight years now, his case has continued to fuel debate among supporters and critics. For almost eight years now, Julian Assange, the only western publisher arbitrarily detained in the heart of Europe, has remained confined in London. Referring to his condition as “arbitrary detention” is neither an exaggeration nor an opinion, it is the ruling of the United Nations Working Group (Unwgad) which establishes who is arbitrarily detained and whose conclusions are considered authoritative by the European Court of Human Rights. Something went wrong with the Assange case, but what exactly?