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On 11 April 2019, British police officers were allowed to enter the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Their mission was to remove the founder of Wikileaks from Ecuadorian soil and put an end to nearly seven years of diplomatic asylum.
An ARTE Report team had met Julian Assange three years to the day before his arrest, thinking he would be a free man before long. He now sleeps in a high-security prison on the outskirts of London, surrounded by the most dangerous terrorists in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, the United States is demanding his extradition, where he faces up to 175 years in prison.
But what would a world without Julian Assange look like?
And what price did the Australian whistleblower pay for divulging its secrets? The Assange case questions the fundamental principles of our freedom and democratic life.