Trump, Assange and the rule of law – A Podcast with Professor Alfred de Zayas

Trump, Assange and the rule of law – A Podcast with Professor Alfred de Zayas

The famous professor of international law and human right expert Alfred de Zayas comments on the media censorship happening right now in the US. It’s not just freedom of speech that’s being censored, it’s also the right to be informed. In this interview we discuss last weeks verdict in the extradition case of Julian Assange, and the denial of bail. Not just free speech but the rule of law appears broken both in the US and UK.

In the second half of this interview we discuss a new law effective immediately in the Netherlands and how the state is being taken to court about it. Dutch citizens aren’t allowed to board a flight home unless they present a negative PCR test result before boarding. Effectively that means you’re stranded if not exiled in certain countries, moreover that you’ve lost your basic human right to not have to submit to said medical procedure.

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Recently, a British judge has ruled against releasing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on bail.

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had argued there is no risk of him absconding, pending an appeal against a decision not to extradite him to the United States. Lawyers for the US government, however, told the court there were “no conditions that could guarantee his surrender” if Assange were released from custody.

“I am satisfied that there are substantial grounds for believing that if Mr. Assange is released today he would fail to surrender to court to face the appeal proceedings,” Judge Vanessa Baraitser said.

Crowds of supports had gathered outside the court awaiting the ruling.

Stella Moris and Kristinn Hrafnsson commenting about the judge denying release on bail:

“I call on the President of the United States to end this now.
Mr. President, tear down these prison walls,
let our little boys have their father?
Free Julian, free the press, free us all.
thank you”

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