Julian Assange 'Statement' Not Good Enough, Public Asks WikiLeaks To 'Show Us Julian' And Provide 'Proof Of Life'

Ashley Hoffman

WikiLeaks informed their 3.86 million Twitter followers that they will issue a statement about Julian Assange after claims of Assange being tortured or possibly dead flooded the internet.

Well, a statement about Assange via Twitter isn't good enough.

The WikiLeaks Twitter account did not say "Julian Assange" is safe, they said, "We will issue a statement tomorrow about Assange..."

The statement continues on to say, "Our editor is safe and still in full command."

Many were uncomfortable with the use of the word "Assange," instead of "Julian." Also, the use of the word "editor" confused many, as Julian is the founder of WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange's safety is of much concern. Those concerned with Assange's safety are beginning to panic, especially since WikiLeaks (instead of addressing Assange) posted more info about the new batch of leaked Podesta emails and Gavin MacFadyen's movie credits.

Verifiable Proof Julian Assange Is Alive:

This proof of life can come in many forms, hundreds of suggestions have been made as to what will reassure the public of Assange's safety and well-being. The hashtags #ShowUsJulian, #PardonJulian, and #ProofOfLife have been trending in the WikiLeaks community. Here are a few ways WikiLeaks can prove Julian Assange is alive and well.

Video proof in the form of unedited, raw footage, could possibly put fears to rest. A video with Assange showing the current date has been highly requested on social media as well.

PGP Signed Document

Others are insisting on a link to a PGP signed document.

According to PGPI website, "PGP uses a passphrase to encrypt your private key on your machine. Your private key is encrypted on your disk using a hash of your passphrase as the secret key. You use the passphrase to decrypt and use your private key. A passphrase should be hard for you to forget and difficult for others to guess."

"Language: We all make silly spelling mistakes (especially when autocorrect is involved), but if they're making strange grammar and odd spelling mistakes continuously, (that would drive your primary school english teacher cray-zay) proceed with caution."

Why are people questioning Gavin MacFadyen's death?

The Centre initially did not mention a cause of death. Wikipedia briefly had an edit which said he died after a "short illness," but that edit was later taken down.

The Centre now posts MacFadyen has died of lung cancer. We no longer have to wonder what "short illness" means.

Also, many wondered why Macfadyen's death is listed as October 23, 2016, according to WikiLeaks Twitter account when his wife, Susan Benn, posted a tribute via their website on October 22, 2016. This, however, can be attributed to the time difference in various parts of the world. Even so, conspiracy theories ran wild.


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Julian Assange, 45, has a background is in physics, mathematics, and computer programming, and he is best known for his work with WikiLeaks. Assange has lived in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, after a woman accused him of sexual assault, and another of rape, according to a 2010 article from the Guardian. The rape charge was revoked a few days later for lack of evidence, however, the lesser charge of sexual assault has remained.

Interesting Fact: The name Julian is said to be related to Jupiter, the Roman god. Jupiter presided over the heavens and light and was responsible for the protection and laws of the Roman state. In the astrological world, Jupiter is a planet which rules higher learning.

"Jupiter is a planet which rules higher learning, and bestows upon us a yen for exploring ideas, both intellectually and spiritually."

What other ways can WikiLeaks help to prove Julian Assange's safety to reassure the public?

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