Freddie Sayers meets Stella Moris, lawyer and wife of Julian Assange.
Read the accompanying article: https://unherd.com/thepost/the-case-for-julian-assange/
The case of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who published huge troves of sensitive government documents and classified military logs, has been going on for over a decade. During that time Assange has been under house arrest, hidden from extradition inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London and since 2019 has been held in Belmarsh prison. During that time, he has married and had two children with a lawyer called Stella Moris. Moris first met Assange as a young lawyer working on his case, but is now a campaigner for his acquittal and an activist for press freedom.
Will Assange be remembered as a pioneer of the free internet or as one of its victims? With his extradition case looming, UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers met Stella Moris to hear her case for her husband, Julian Assange.
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00:00 – 01:18 – Introduction
01:18 – 03:55 – Stella Moris describes how she met Julian Assange
03:55 – 05:54 – What is Julian Assange like in person?
05:54 – 11:14 – What was it like being in a relationship with someone who was essentially imprisoned in an embassy in London?
11:14 – 15:37 – What is Julian’s mental state? What did his suffering look like?
15:37 – 19:01 – Is Julian technically a fugitive from the law, or not?
19:01 – 35:21 – Has the US government been plotting to catch, or even kill, Julian Assange?
35:21 – 44:40 – Is Wikileaks’s publishing of sensitive material really journalism?
44:40 – 48:57 – What kind of world does Julian Assange want to see?
48:57 – 54:15 – Has the dream of a free internet been killed off forever?
54:15 – 55:44 – Concluding thoughts
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