The Heat: The arrest of Julian Assange

The Heat

After taking political asylum for seven years at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Julian Assange was removed by British police.

Assange was shackled and taken into custody. There was a warrant in the U.K. for skipping bail in 2012, but the United States had also charged the Wikileaks founder with conspiring to hack a classified government computer, back in 2010.

He faces extradition, and if convicted, could be sentenced to five years in prison.

CGTN’s Anand Naidoo interviewed former technical director of the U.S. National Security Agency William Binney about Assange’s arrest.

Our panel discusses the latest:

  • Jefferson Morley, a former reporter at the Washington Post and the author of three books on the CIA.
  • Lester Munson, a principal at BGR Group, a leading government relations firm in Washington.
  • Michael Daugherty, CEO of The Cyber Education Foundation and author of “The Devil Inside the Beltway”.

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