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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 they claim China is setting up, as Julian Assange, who is languishing alone and in poor health, awaits extradition to the United States for the crime of publishing inconvenient truths. In order to levy such criticism against anyone else, one cannot in any way justify the arbitrary detention and likely extradition of Julian Assange.

It’s time for Washington, its allies and stenographers to decide whether or not they actually believe that “the open exchange of information and ideas” is really “vital to free, prosperous and secure democratic societies,” as Secretary Pompeo said on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

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