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M.I.A. Attended Julian Assange's Wikileaks Speech at Ecuadorian Embassy, Defends Him Against Rape Accusations
- Posted on Aug 22nd 2012 11:05AM by Jason MacNeil
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According to NME and the musician's Twitter feed, M.I.A. gained access to the building and posted images of Assange from within the embassy. "Just posted a photo," she tweeted on Aug. 19 with a picture showing Assange speaking from a window with some others behind him.
Other photos from that day on her account include her getting ready to go to the speech while another shows a speaker from outside the embassy. She reportedly also posted a series of YouTube links showing support for Assange which were later removed.
"hummmm after this day 2things have 2 happen.....," she tweeted later that day. "either 500 cops turn up outside every rape case reported even if its without charge. or we get raped by the powerz that be and we deal 4eva," she tweeted soon afterwards.
The tweets were in reference to an arrest warrant the Swedish Prosecutor's Office issued in August 2010 for Assange on two charges: rape and molestation. Earlier this year Britain's Supreme Court denied an appeal by Assange to avoid extradition to Sweden to face these charges. He is currently in the Ecuadorian embassy where he was granted asylum.
M.I.A revealed earlier this year she composed the theme to Assange's television show The World Tomorrow. The musician released her last studio album Maya in 2010.