Both Biden and Trump look like moral midgets compared to Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who last month handed a letter to Biden about the besieged journalist. In this epistle, according to Reuters July 18, Lopez Obrador “defended Julian Assange’s innocence and renewed a previous offer of asylum to the Wikileaks founder,” in Mexico. This offer came in the month after the U.K. approved Assange’s extradition to the U.S., where he faces up to 175 years in prison on what everybody knows are trumped up charges under a law that shouldn’t even exist, the Espionage Act.
Source: The Biden-Trump Persecution of Julian Assange – CounterPunch.org
This affront to accountability, press freedom, and freedom of speech is on stage for the entire world to see, yet I wonder who is paying attention.
Source: Opinion | A CIA Whistleblower Reflects on the Persecution of Julian Assange | Jeffrey Sterling
I turned on the news yesterday and there was Attorney General Merrick Garland somewhere in Ukraine, talking about being part of the effort to prosecute
Source: Merrick Garland: Drop the Charges Against Julian Assange – CounterPunch.org
Just thirteen days before World Press Freedom Day 2022 the very existence of world press freedom inched closer to its possible demise. On April 20, a U.K.
Source: The Future of Gen Z Journalism Depends on Julian Assange’s Freedom – CounterPunch.org
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has closer to being extradited to the United States, after a London court sent his handover to the British government for approval.
Source: Julian Assange extradition order issued by London court – CNN
The decision represents “a blow to Julian Assange and to justice,” said one human rights campaigner.
Source: UK Top Court Rejects Assange’s Request to Appeal Extradition Decision