Reuters Henry Nicholls
Under the above heading, Foreign Intelligence Colonel Mikhail Lyubimov wrote in “Argumente-e Facti” about the fate of Assange, in light of America’s current situation, and why Russia is not offering him political asylum.
The article stated: There is a widespread opinion among part of the political public, especially among human rights activists, that all victims of the law fall under either the wing of the American or Russian intelligence services. Things, far from it. There were, and still are, political forces in the world that do not support either side.
Julian Assange is this one. He has a tormented fate, a rebellion against the omnipotent globalization system, and he was subjected to house arrest in the Ecuadorian embassy, then in a British prison.
Yet the entire global minority, which sees itself as an elite, is rejoiced by Julian Assange’s suffering.
Assange is now awaiting the final verdict in the UK. Freedom or deportation to the United States, where a severely ill journalist would be at risk of nearly 200 years in prison. The generosity of American democracy has no limits. The English court may be fair, but American pressure is nonetheless huge and systematic. Boris Johnson, with Trump’s support, succeeded in driving Britain out of the European Union, and is now in a difficult position, he will have to improve relations with Biden, and Biden has no time for Assange. It cannot be ruled out that Biden himself, worried about the collapse of US prestige, would make a generous move. The brave journalist is supported by a large number of human rights organizations around the world. The President of Mexico has offered Assange political asylum. So why shouldn’t we, who gave us shelter to Snowden, extend a helping hand to a journalist and human rights activist? It is unlikely that Assange, for fear of tarnishing his impartiality, will agree to asylum in Russia, but our country’s reputation will be earned thanks to this move.
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