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Well,

if he walks out the door of the embassy, he WILL be put in prison. (And if Bradley Manning's treatment is anything to go by, Assange would likely be held in solitary confinement without trial, and tortured.) The fact that he does not do so demonstrates that his present situation is preferable to prison. A relatively comfy house arrest (with free access to the internet & media) is not an enviable situation, and it's sure not "freedom" -- but it's not prison, either. Be glad.

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