On October 1, 2020, Julien Assange’s 4-week marathon hearing in the UK comes to an end. United States – or more precisely his government – dreams of seeing Assange tried in US courts to make him pay for telling the truth – an anti-patriotic and abominable crime. A British judge, however, decided to make Uncle Sam wait.
Assange’s bitcoin guardian angels
A judge from United Kingdom opposed the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, based on arguments presented by his lawyers indicating that it would pose a serious risk to the mental health of their client.
While the speculation around a forgiveness of Donald trump are stepping up, advocates ofAssange are bracing for a plethora of legal possibilities, while many crypto users try to help it in their own way.
According to a tweet from Whale Alert of January 4, 2021, a non-negligible quantity of Bitcoins (BTC) would have been paid in defense of the founder of Wikileaks.
On January 3, 2020, a user would have sent 8.48 BTC, the equivalent of 280,000 USD, and another would have donated 4.51 BTC, valued at $ 125,000.
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Despite the judge’s decision Vanessa Baraitser, the legal status ofAssange at United Kingdom remains uncertain.
He is currently being held in a UK prison and at risk of being charged with breaking the 1917 espionage law, according to documents provided by the analyst Chelsea manning.
The Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, had declared that he was ready to offer political asylum to Assange.
Many figures in the cryptosphere have publicly expressed their support for Assange and pushed Donald trump to grant him a federal pardon before the outgoing president leaves office on January 20, 2021.
The CEO of Blockstream, Adam back, posted on Twitter thatAssange was to be released since he had only done his job as a journalist by making embarrassing information public.
“Let justice do its job”: a sentence that ultimately testifies to a certain naivety on the part of the one who pronounces it. Governments have the art of playing the role of the “good”: “good guys” who like to shape the world according to their own truth – other truths that embarrass him are not good to say – and, who love to play with the printing press for their own interests, even if it means impoverishing its population.
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