WikiLeaks – public enemy Julian Assange | DW Documentary

The Wikileaks revelations shocked the world, and co-founder Julian Assange shot to fame. WikiLeaks exposed U.S. army war crimes, the secret emails of top international politicians and controversial secret service surveillance methods.

Assange’s relentless pursuit of total transparency has changed the face of journalism and given rise to much imitation, as well as fierce criticism.

But it seems the spell has broken. After spending seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Julian Assange is now in a cell at Belmarsh, a maximum-security prison in London. In many ways, he is being treated as a terrorist. His health has suffered. The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer has even referred to a “murderous system” designed to make an example of Assange.

Assange took on a very powerful opponent. The U.S.A. is pressing charges for obtaining and disclosing classified information. Now, the extradition hearing is about to begin in London. If Assange is extradited from England to the U.S.A., he faces up to 175 years in jail for espionage. Experts are expecting one of the most significant trials of its kind to date.

“WikiLeaks – Public Enemy Julian Assange” is a detailed depiction of the rise and fall of Julian Assange. The film reveals some personal glimpses into different aspects of the story: meetings with Assange’s worried father, talks with high-ranking U.S. officials, an exclusive interview with whistleblower Edward Snowden. And every time the key question re-emerges: Is Julian Assange a journalist or a spy?

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  1. It is obvious that there is no justice here. His life is in God's hands. He will be murdered in front of our very eyes while Cardinal George Pell is free. Barabus free and Christ's crucifixion is history repeating. The beast vs The Truth. CHRIST WILL RETURN.

  2. What I want to know is why are people like Pompeo and the Clintons still walking free? And why is Bill Gates still alive? these issues need to be resolved NOW

  3. Civilians there civilians here. Can we not see this? Innocent people being killed. Do not go up against the goons, police shoot peace marchers now. Or hurt them. Brave , I can never do this. And you think Democrat or Republican is any different? The “United States of Goldman Sachs “ is the ruler. I can give a few dollars is all be well Julian.

  4. so you all should learn something important. If you see someone killing another person, shut up and go home. It is not your business to call the police and tell them a crime is taking place….shhhhhhhhhhhh