The right to freedom of expression and thought is one of the most important and fundamental rights. It is a cornerstone of modern society. But it comes with a very important corollary.
In what is turning out to be a train wreck of arbitrary decision making by authorities, an Ecuadorean judge authorised the seizure of Julian’s belongings, so that US prosecutors could help themselves to items including manuscripts, legal papers, medical records and electronic equipment. Tuck describes the situation as utterly bizarre.