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Wikileaks-Hosted “Most Wanted Leaks” Reflects the Transparency Priorities of Public Contributors | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The government prosecutors are trying to paint a picture of Assange as a mastermind soliciting leaks, and is charging him with violating computer crime law and the Espionage Act. It doesn’t suit their narrative to show Wikileaks as a host for a crowdsourced page where activists, scholars, and government accountability experts from across the globe […]

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Freeing Assange is a premise for the West to criticize press freedom – CGTN

  For example, many have taken the opportunity to criticize the new Hong Kong national security legislation over its extraterritoriality clause in Article 38, something justified by the fact that foreign actors are verifiably interfering in China’s internal affairs. At the same time, these actors already find themselves in free fall on the slippery slope […]

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US indictment against Assange fails to disclose crucial information as required by UK law | The Canary

The US superseding indictment, lodged with the UK court, fails to disclose information regarding the true identity of key witnesses, full details of their role as FBI informants; or their criminal background. In doing so, rather than enhancing the prosecution case, the superseding indictment arguably undermines it, thus providing Assange’s lawyers with a potential legal […]

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Julian Assange’s hidden family revealed: top secrets inside the Embassy | 60 Minutes Australia – YouTube

Highly Recommended viewing! Just released! A extended interview with my son Julians fiancee, A factually correct, informative program about Julians persecution & his secret life as a loving family man  

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‘All lies’: how the US military covered up gunning down two journalists in Iraq | US news | The Guardian

Assange, he says, brought the truth of the killings to the world and exposed the lie that he and others had not.“What he did was 100% an act of truth-telling, exposing to the world what the war in Iraq looks like and how the US military lied.” Of the US indictment against Assange, Yates says: […]

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Patrick Cockburn · Julian Assange in Limbo · LRB 18 June 2020

Lost is the fact that he and WikiLeaks did what all journalists should do, which is to make important information available to the public, enabling people to make evidence-based judgments about the world around them and, in particular, about the actions of their governments. Given the constant drum beat of attacks on Assange from so […]

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Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links | The Grayzone

What role did you play in the CPS’s irregular handing of the Julian Assange case?Under your leadership, the CPS’s handling of Assange’s proposed extradition to Sweden to face questioning about sexual assault allegations was marred by irregularities. Italian investigative journalist Stefania Maurizi has spent years in a protracted legal process with the CPS to access information on […]

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New UK laws could criminalise journalism

Yet proposals drawn up by the Law Commission to review the Official Secrets Act pose major dangers. Whistleblowers and journalists could be convicted for revealing information about defence, international relations or law enforcement, even if it was unlikely to cause harm. They would make it easier to secure convictions by weakening the existing tests for proving […]

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Protection and safety of journalists

  UN special rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Nils Melzer concluded: “In addition to physical ailments, Mr Assange showed all symptoms typical for prolonged exposure to psychological torture, including extreme stress, chronic anxiety and intense psychological trauma.” Source: Protection and safety of journalists

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Barton Gellman: ‘The Assange precedent is dangerous’ | Journalism books | The Guardian

I am very much worried that the precedent that the present US administration is trying to set with Assange is dangerous, and quite new in the American legal tradition. Assange is charged with asking for information, with receiving information, and with publishing information. And I don’t mind saying that those are exactly the things that […]