What’s Current: Julian Assange blames Swedish authorities for his ‘aura of guilt’

Julian Assange criticizes Swedish authorities. Photograph: Dominic Lapinksi/AP
Julian Assange criticizes Swedish authorities. Photograph: Dominic Lapinksi/AP

Julian Assange speaks out against Swedish prosecutors over rape allegations, claiming they released information prematurely that lead to an “aura of guilt.”

Assembly of First Nations regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson resigns from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women portfolio after controversy involving a sexualized Instagram post. 

Egyptian feminist Azza Soleman, Founder of the Centre for Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA) arrested for “receiving foreign funds to sow chaos.”

University of Guelph’s Karen Freedman calls Joseph Boyden’s open letter in defense of Stephen Galloway “misogynistic”:

“Our academic institutions routinely fail victims of sexual violence and we just took away some more of their already meagre safe space.”

Jess Martin
Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.

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