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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair

Every afternoon, at four o’clock, a small group of demonstrators gathers outside 3 Hans Crescent, in London’s Knightsbridge district, to protest the confinement of a man inside the embassy at that address. The man hasn’t set foot beyond the embassy since June 19, 2012, the day he walked through its doors to avoid extradition from Britain to another country, where he is facing allegations that, he contends, are merely a first step in his eventual extradition to the United States.

Vanity Fair’s Sarah Ellison profiles the embattled leader of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, who has maintained — and by some reports increased his power, despite having been confined to the Ecuadoran Embassy in London for over a year.