"Official Western institutions have never recognised Assange as a prisoner of conscience,why do you think that is?" Oksana asks Greg Barnes. After almost a decade in confinement, Julian Assange is still fighting against extradition requests to the United States, at cost to his physical and mental health, while also compromising WikiLeaks’ ability to continue its operations. With the latest ruling by a British court to hand him over to Washington, how much more torture is reserved for one of the world’s most recognized and courageous journalists? Oksana interviews Greg Barns, an Australian lawyer and an adviser to the Australian Assange campaign. A few weeks ago, the European Parliament awarded its Sakharov prize, the Human Rights prize, to the Russian opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, who’s serving time in prison on parole violation charges, in what many in the Western Press frame as a politically motivated vendetta. Navalny’s campaign against the Russian government gets enormous support from Western politicians and the Western press, obscenely highlighting the politicization of official so-called human rights activism in NATO countries, especially considering how much better the Russian government treats Navalny than the UK treats Julian Assange.