A Twitter user claiming to be a member of the British Metropolitan Police declared on Tuesday that a sniper should have “sorted” WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.
— WikiLeaks Task Force (@WLTaskForce) January 10, 2018
The unhinged comment was in response to a Guardian tweet about how Ecuador is seeking international mediation to find a way to get Assange out of the embassy safely.
In another tweet, the officer also declared that “someone brave should just say fuck it, go in and get him. Deal with the diplomatic fallout afterwards. He’s taken the piss for too long.”
The Gateway Pundit has reached out to the account owner for comment and will update this report if one is received. We believe that we have also uncovered their identity and will update if confirmed.
His account handle was previously @TJF_RIP999.
The political persecution of Assange appears to have been kicked into overdrive the past few months, which a WikiLeaks legal source close to Assange confirmed to Gateway Pundit earlier this week.
“The actions of the US State Department, Department of Justice and the CIA against WikiLeaks have substantially increased, not decreased, in recent weeks,” the source told Gateway Pundit.
In December, at least three masked intruders broke into the Madrid office of Baltasar Garzón, the head of WikiLeaks’ legal team, during the early hours of Monday morning — in what police are calling a “very professional” operation.
Tweeting about the incident, Assange wrote that the security cameras were taped over and no money was taken during the break in. It remains unclear if the computers were tampered with.
In 2016, someone scaled the side of the embassy where Assange currently resides. The person was never caught.
19 mins ago at 2:47am an unknown man scaled the side wall+window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London; fled after being caught by security.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 22, 2016
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also infamously once inquired about droning the publisher.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 3, 2016
Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on June 19, 2012, where he applied and was granted political asylum. Since that time, the building has been encircled by police waiting on standby to arrest him. Many fear that should he be arrested in London, he would be extradited to the United States where he would face harsh penalties for practicing journalism.
In 2016, after 16 months of investigation, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) concluded that Julian Assange is the victim of arbitrary detention. Not only did the group, made up of lawyers and human rights professionals, release an opinion that Assange should be released, they reported that he should be compensated by the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom for “deprivation of liberty.”