Re: "rape charges sound like bollock"
Much of the "hate" is because the guy is a paranoid, self-indulgent jackass and attention seeker. If he believed his cause was just, he'd stand up for it instead of hiding. He's tossed supporters and those who have given info to Wikileaks to the wolves without remorse or regret.
Wikileaks is, overall, a good thing and needed and they aren't the issue or the problem here and I fully support their efforts.
It's the idiot in the embassy who is the problem and that is on him. A rational person would have stepped up and let the courts and law run their course.