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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 […]

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Latest developments in the Julian #Assange case March-May 2020 | WISE Up Action – A Solidarity Network for Manning and Assange

To the WikiLeaks supporters who stood witness to the Ecuadorian Embassy siege for years, the involvement of UK intelligence agencies and Metropolitan Police in the CIA led operation against Julian Assange is a fact. That is why any current legal proceedings regarding extradition at UK Courts under the supervision of Lady Emma Arbuthnot, an individual […]

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‘The American friends’: New court files expose Sheldon Adelson’s security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange | The Grayzone

Morales was charged by a Spanish High Court in October 2019 with violating the privacy of Assange and abusing the publisher’s attorney-client privileges, as well as money laundering and bribery. The documents revealed in court, which were primarily backups from company computers, exposed the disturbing reality of his activities on “the dark side.” One camera […]

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Debunking All The Assange Smears – Caitlin Johnstone

  Have you ever noticed how whenever someone inconveniences the dominant western power structure, the entire political/media class rapidly becomes very, very interested in letting us know how evil and disgusting that person is? It’s true of the leader of every nation which refuses to allow itself to be absorbed into the blob of the […]

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Julian Assange’s case exposes British hypocrisy on press freedom | Middle East Eye

    Assange has done more than every other journalist in Britain put together to shed light on the way the world truly works The Wikileaks founder continues to rot in Belmarsh jail as the US demands his extradition on espionage charges. If there was an ounce of sincerity in the foreign secretary’s claim that he is […]

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For Julian #Assange on World Press Freedom Day, May 3rd | WISE Up Action – A Solidarity Network for Manning and Assange

But now press freedom stops at the door of a maximum security prison, where inside after a year of solitary confinement, a ground breaking publisher sits; no pen, no paper, no computer, no books. The man inside is being held because he published a trove of classified information revealing to the world abominable crimes against […]

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Babies now on board in Julian Assange’s mammoth US extradition tussle

The coronavirus is the latest threat facing ailing new father Julian Assange as he battles the full might of the US legal system. There was one piece of happy news on a doleful Easter day in Britain: Julian Assange had managed to father two children whilst locked up in the Ecuadorian embassy. This proves that […]

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How our FOIA case is unveiling the questionable handling of the Julian Assange case

The FOIA litigation intiated by our newspaper has become central to the case argued today before a London court, providing factual information on a pattern of disputable destruction of documents, questionable legal advice from the UK authorities and the great secrecy surrounding the possible contact between the UK and the US on the Assange and […]