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Double standards in Assange’s arrest
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London on Thursday. Ecuador revoked his seven-year asylum, and Ecuador's embassy in London "invited" British police to drag him out. Assange may be eventually extradited to the US to 星斗盘之约攻略stand trial.
Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006 and had been disclosing countries' secret documents. The websit南方电网,阿桑奇被抓是西方双重标准的定格,我是演说家e became well-known after it published hundreds of thousands of secret US government files in 2010. Washington prosecuted him 南方电网,阿桑奇被抓是西方双重标准的定格,我是演说家under the Espionage Act, and the Swedish government accused him of rape. During his terms of南方电网,阿桑奇被抓是西方双重标准的定格,我是演说家 probation in 2012, he took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London.
The US charged Assange with conspiracy of trying to access US gove南方电网,阿桑奇被抓是西方双重标准的定格,我是演说家rnment computers. When Assange was dragged out from the embassy, the 47-year-old look青岛港陆场站ed aged with grey hair and beard公然日记. He may face great difficulties.
Assange has brought trouble to many governments. Unfortunately, he brought most troubles to the US. When many countries were considering 一等废妾their attitude toward Assange, Washington came forward and labeled him a cyber criminal.
The US accusations of violating press freedom and cracking down on dissenters are always against non-Western countries. If WikiLeaks targeted countries like China, Russia and Iran, the US and its major allies will cheer in chorus and label Assange a he机甲战役2ro who opposes autocracy.
However, Assange is not politically minded. He's an idealistic anarchist who i南方电网,阿桑奇被抓是西方双重标准的定格,我是演说家s less smart than dissenters from non-Western countries. Although they were all disclosing information, some of them can be awarded the Nobel Peace 苏远晴Prize while in prison. Assange, however, was being hunted by Western countries. He became the biggest loser among the world's dissenters.
Assange's tragedy shows that no country will allow internet activities to impact the legal order. Absolute freedom of information is not likely in today's world.少女之心全文阅览 It also shows that governments' attitude toward press freedom is based on their political interests. It is not decided by morality or justice, but is based on the value judgments for state governance.
What Edward Snowden did was different from Assange, but bo房友友th of their revelations affected the US national image. While on the US' wanted list, Snowden is also regarded a hero in many countries. As Assange and Snowden were d作文兽isclosing information, they were also revealing the truth of the world's current values system.
We will not comment on if the US should extradite Assange. But Washington should give 世通卡使用范围up its 猎杀潜航oldouble standards - one minute it chases those who challenge US views, the next it praises dissenting voices in non-Western countries. If Western countries' attitudes can be more consistent, there will be less chaos in the world.