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Posted on 22 July 2016
On the evening of June 18th 2006, a fair-haired man in his mid-twenties, boyish and bespectacled, stood up on stage at the Royal Court Theatre in London, in front of an audience including the playwrights Harold Pinter, Vaclav Havel, and Tom Stoppard and the actors Sinead Cusack and Jeremy Irons, and read the following words:
Now, of course, questions must be asked. We’re going to have to talk about a great many things. I want you to know that I’m here for the long haul. I’m not backing down. I’ll keep on asking until there’s simply nothing left to ask. So, where to begin? Begin again, shall we? Why don’t you tell me what it was you were doing before we arrested you? No? Don’t like that idea? Don’t want to tell me that? If you’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve nothing to fear. Nothing to hide. But, you do have something to fear, don’t you? Dont you?