📆 24 Aug 2022 | ⏱️ 1 minute read

[Website] Assange Defense

Wikileaks[1] is an international non-profit organization that publishes classified news leaks from anonymous sources. Usually the news leaks expose high-level corruption and violations of human rights and civil liberties.

Julian Assange[2], the founder of Wikileaks, is being politically persecuted for publishing documents that exposed U.S. war crimes. Academics, journalists, activists, human rights groups, and politicans have all come out against this.

There is no legal basis for detaining or extraditing Assange. The CIA spied on his lawyers and plotted to kill him. A key FBI informant in his case admitted to lying in exchange for immunity. There is no way he can have a fair trial now.

Assange deserves a medal. His actions should be celebrated. He must never be extradited to the United States where he’ll probably be tortured for the rest of his life or killed. If he is extradited and prosecuted, it will be a huge disaster for press freedom and free expression in the west. It’s a direct attack on the First Amendment. All news organizations will be subject to potential investigation.

Please show your support for Assange. This is important. Useful resources can be found on the Assange Defense website[3].

Links:
🔗 1: Wikileaks
🔗 2: Julian Assange
🔗 3: Assange Defense