Oliver Stone visits Julian Assange at Ecuadorian embassy

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 15:27

London: Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone has visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy here.

The 66-year-old `Born on the Fourth of July` filmmaker met with the controversial whistle blower and later took to his Twitter page to detail their "hopeful talk", reported Daily Express.

"It was also a sad occasion in that Julian could not follow me out the door. He lives in a tiny room with great modesty and discipline. (He has a) strong mind, no sun, friends who visit, work to be done," Stone tweeted.

Assange has been living in Ecuador`s embassy in the UK capital since June as he battles extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over allegations he sexually assaulted two women.

Stone also blasted a string of upcoming films about Assange, including `The Fifth Estate`, which will star Benedict Cumberbatch as the Australian, as well as Alex Gibney`s documentary, `We Steal Secrets`.

"One documentary coming out from Alex Gibney that is not expected to be kind. Another film from Dreamworks which is also going to be unfriendly... I don`t think most people in the US realise how important Wikileaks is and why Julian`s case needs support. Julian Assange did much for free speech and is now being victimised by the abusers of that concept," Stone said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 15:27

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