Looking older and more haggard than his sexual victims will remember him, Assange worries over his safety in the US prison system.
He feels he is being set up for a “Jack Ruby style assassination”. Tells the British people, espionage is a classic political crime and that Britain has the option not to extradite for political crimes and it will politically impossible for Britain to extradite him if the people speak up for him.
“Legally the UK has the right to not extradite for political crimes. Espionage is the classic case of political crimes. It is at the discretion of the UK government as to whether to apply to that exception.”
Mr Assange said that he believed that it would be “politically impossible” for the British to hand him over to the Americans if there was strong public support for him in the UK.
“It’s all a matter of politics. We can presume there will be an attempt to influence UK political opinion, and to influence the perception of our standing as a moral actor,” he said.
There is an old proverb among those who live life on the edge of the law:
Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time.
Julian Assange should have read that one on the internet before he tweaked the nose of Obama with his hacking kills.