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editor113 [History of Extradition]
julian_assange_extradition_case_to_the_us [2020/04/07 19:39] (current)
editor116 [Context]
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 Wikileaks founder and journalist Julian Assange is held at [[Belmarsh high-security prison]] in London, since April 2019 when Ecuador terminated the political asylum [[http://​www.digitaljournal.com/​article/​330913 | granted to him in 2012]] under Correa'​s presidency, rendered him to the UK authorities and the USA officially requested to the UK his extradition for trial. Indeed after years of investigation by a secret grand jury in the USA, paralleled by [[https://​www.ohchr.org/​EN/​NewsEvents/​Pages/​DisplayNews.aspx?​NewsID=24665 | multiparty political persecution which severely damaged his body and mind]], Julian Assange is now charged in the USA with 17 Espionage Act offenses, ​ and 1 count of conspiracy to commit computer crime for allegedly attempting to protect a source’s anonymity - totaling a possible 175 years prison sentence. ​ Wikileaks founder and journalist Julian Assange is held at [[Belmarsh high-security prison]] in London, since April 2019 when Ecuador terminated the political asylum [[http://​www.digitaljournal.com/​article/​330913 | granted to him in 2012]] under Correa'​s presidency, rendered him to the UK authorities and the USA officially requested to the UK his extradition for trial. Indeed after years of investigation by a secret grand jury in the USA, paralleled by [[https://​www.ohchr.org/​EN/​NewsEvents/​Pages/​DisplayNews.aspx?​NewsID=24665 | multiparty political persecution which severely damaged his body and mind]], Julian Assange is now charged in the USA with 17 Espionage Act offenses, ​ and 1 count of conspiracy to commit computer crime for allegedly attempting to protect a source’s anonymity - totaling a possible 175 years prison sentence. ​
  
-The charges all relate to Wikileaks journalistic activities of publishing authentic information in the  interest of the public, many times in collaboration with other news outlets. Specifically in this case, the charges relate to the publishing by Wikileaks of documents transmitted by ex-army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, revealing US war crimes in Irak and Afghanistan. ​+The charges all relate to Wikileaks journalistic activities of publishing authentic information in the  interest of the public, many times in collaboration with other news outlets. Specifically in this case, the charges relate to the publishing by Wikileaks of documents transmitted by ex-army whistleblower ​[[https://​challengepower.info/​chelsea_manning|Chelsea Manning]], revealing US war crimes in Irak and Afghanistan. ​
  
 **Hence the charges basically equate journalism and truthtelling to treason, when in fact the duty of journalists,​ whistleblowers,​ activists, citizens, is to the people, not to the power.** ​ **Hence the charges basically equate journalism and truthtelling to treason, when in fact the duty of journalists,​ whistleblowers,​ activists, citizens, is to the people, not to the power.** ​
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