Assange marks 1,000 days of confinement
2013 09 02

From: RT

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange on Monday marked 1,000 days of confinement, mostly spent under house arrest.

Since June 2012, Assange has been holed up in a room five meters wide, in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, where he is reportedly working 17 hours a day.

"We see the escalating war against those who commit the act of journalism. This is escalating from month to month," WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson told RT. "The argument is this: that Bradley Manning was the first whistleblower in US history; he was prosecuted and found guilty on the basis of espionage. Journalists will come next. It could possibly be WikiLeaks and all the media organizations. It’s a real possibility and we know about the ongoing investigation in the US into WikiLeaks which has been now going on for three years and probably cost quite a sum of money. So it is a very worrying situation."

Assange has said he is sure that the minute he sets foot outside the embassy, he would be arrested and handed over to Sweden, where he is wanted on sexual assault charges. He believes he would then be extradited to the US, where he would most likely face trial and a possible death sentence for releasing thousands of classified US diplomatic documents, including about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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