Assange calls for end to ‘witch hunt’
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange yesterday made his first public appearance since seeking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London – and issued a defiant call to Washington to “renounce its witch hunt” against his organisation.
The Australian appeared on a balcony – the first time he has been seen for two months – and urged the US government to “reaffirm the revolutionary values it was founded on”.
Mr Assange, who is wanted in Sweden for questioning on sexual assault allegations, thanked Ecuador for taking a “stand for justice” in giving him political asylum.
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