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Julian Assange Extradition and the Freedom of Bitcoin – Bitcoin Magazine

At its heart, WikiLeaks is an innovative endeavor. Started as a project of Sunshine Press, it was an invention of a new form of journalism built on the platform of the internet. On its website’s “About” page, WikiLeaks described how it started with an online dialogue between activists around the world, who shared their aspiration […]

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[News:] “What happens if Julian Assange dies in a British prison?” – Journalists and Monitors Voice Concerns – Tareq Haddad.

Seen to those in attendance through two flat-screen monitors placed at either side of the west London courtroom, the WikiLeaks founder and former editor patiently sat through the proceedings in which he took no active role – he coughed and cleared his throat throughout.Normally held in a solitary cell at H.M.P. Belmarsh for twenty-three-and-a-half hours […]

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Julian Assange Court Case Delayed Again in Bizarre Circumstances

There were bizarre scenes at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London today, as the extradition process of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange (present via videophone from Belmarsh prison) was again delayed.Proceedings were held up this morning so Assange could converse for the first time in five months with his legal team. The prosecution team failed to turn up at […]

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Journalists speak up for julian assange / He risks up to 175 years imprisonment for his part in making public the leak of US military documents from Afghanistan and Iraq, and a trove of US State Department cables – Infolliteras

This case stands at the heart of the principle of free speech. If the US government can prosecute Mr Assange for publishing classified documents, it may clear the way for governments to prosecute journalists anywhere, an alarming precedent for freedom of the press worldwide. Source: Journalists speak up for julian assange / He risks up […]

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‘They Should Be In Jail’: How The Guardian and New York Times ‘Set Up’ Julian Assange | by Kit Klarenberg | Medium

Simultaneously, Assange himself was also growing increasingly anxious, in his case about the identities of informants and other individuals featured in the logs being revealed — no effort had been made by Guardian journalists to remove a single one, and despite repeated requests he wasn’t provided with staff or technical support to redact them. As […]

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Often when campaigning for the release of Julian Assange somebody will immediately bring up the Swedish investigation. I always prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt, as Nils Melzer the UN Rapporteur on Torture has said; “If you think Julian Assange a narcissist, a rapist, a hacker. It is not your fault, you […]

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Damage to the Soul – Craig Murray

The imprisonment of Julian Assange has been a catalogue of gross injustice heaped upon gross injustice, while a complicit media and indoctrinated population looks the other way. In a truly extraordinary twist, Assange is now being extradited on the basis of an indictment served in the UK, which is substantially different to the actual indictment […]

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Van Diemens Land to Belmarsh in 200 Years – The parallel between Tolpuddle Martyrs and Julian Assange | WISE Up Action – A Solidarity Network for Manning and Assange

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” First Amendment to the US Constitution, passed 1791. Source: Van […]

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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 […]