NOTERAT. Dramat runt Wikileaks-grundaren Julian Assange fortsätter. I april dog Assanges advokat John Jones QC och den 12 maj gick ytterligare en av Assanges advokater bort vid namn Michael Ratner. När sedan en man igår försökte klättra in i ett av de fönster där Assange vistas på Equadors ambassad uppstod misstankar om ett försök till lönnmord.
The Register, "Assange lawyer dies":
With immense sadness we share the tragic news of the death of John Jones QC," said a statement from his legal firm, Doughty Street Chambers, where he was the head of its international criminal law team. It did not provide any details on the nature or location of his death.
Russia Today, "Michael Ratner, Wikileaks lawyer & civil liberties legend, dies at age 72":
Ratner had a deep understanding of the global fight for civil liberties, describing Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, and Assange as doing “their civic duty by disclosing information on government overreaching."
"They all exhibited great moral courage in doing so. And they all deserve far more than unfair imprisonment and exile for the service they have done for the American people and for people all around the world,” he explained to the Guardian.
Russia Today, "'Assange kill attempt'? Unknown man climbs Ecuador's London embassy, sheltering WikiLeaks chief":
Social media users are in a panic after WikiLeaks said an unknown man had climbed the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Julian Assange has been staying for four years. Users suggested that it was probably an assassination attempt, “ordered by Clinton.”
“…At 2:47am an unknown man scaled the side wall [and the] window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London; fled after being caught by security,” a statement from WikiLeaks said early Monday morning.