So the British Government threaten to take away the diplomatic immunity of the Ecuador so that they can extradite Assange! What will that do to the world of diplomacy?
As we watch what could be a major event, it might help to know that ALL of this has happened before and that the Assange of the time, John Wilkes won the battle.
Back then it was illegal to print the proceedings of Parliament. It was also illegal to speak ill in public of the King. Wilkes did both. Protected by the immunity of being an MP he survived this - even he was wounded in a duel.
So they got him on a sex charge! Yes for writing a porn poem, he was declared an Outlaw. You can read more about his extraordinary story here. He did go to prison. But in the end he was vindicated and even became the Mayor of London.
My sense is that history is on Julian Assange's side.