Roman Protasevich is a dissident hated by a regime close to the Kremlin. Roman is a hero to the West.
Julian Assange is a publicist hated by Washington. Julian is a villain to the West.
Simples really, if you want to explain the West's latest Moral Outrage du jour. Meanwhile Assange rots in a British high security gaol, convicted of nairy more than a breach of bail.