The freedom of all of the press is threatened by the US indictment of Julian Assange in connection with the publication of U.S. government documents.
We must oppose Assange’s extradition to the U.S. because he is unlikely to receive a fair trial in the Eastern District of Virginia, where the intelligence and defense industries are based.
We must oppose Assange’s extradition to the U.S because he is likely to face cruel and inhumane treatment.
It is time to end this farce of a kangaroo court proceeding. Assange, the publisher and editor of Wikileaks, should never be prosecuted by the United States for publishing information a US Court has already ruled he was clearly entitled to publish. And the United Kingdom should honor it’s own strictures against sending anyone into certain risk of the death penalty, as applies under US espionage law, by justly denying his extradition to the US on trumped up charges. The Obama administration refused to act those charges on because of the chilling effect doing so would clearly have on all American’s press freedoms. Ending the prosecution of Assange for exercising his freedom of the press rights is the only proper course of action.