Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Ro Khanna introduced a bill to reform the Espionage Act, the archaic piece of legislation used to prosecute Julian Assange and other whistleblowers.
Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange faces up to 175 years in prison in the US on charges relating to his role in publishing classified documents which revealed alleged war crimes perpetrated by US forces in Iraq.
The recent crackdown on journalists in Nepal is bad enough, but now the authorities have gone one step further and jailed a comedian for posting a satirical critical review of a film on YouTube.
Less than two months after the arrest of journalist Julian Assange, and two weeks after his indictment under the Espionage Act, emboldened governments have dispatched police after journalists who’ve challenged the state.
This week, the US government declared war on the First Amendment after it filed an unprecedented indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 17 new counts of violating the Espionage Read More…
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was indicted on Thursday under the Espionage Act, the first time a journalist has been charged under the Act for possessing and disseminating classified information.
The extradition and prosecution of Julian Assange sets an extremely dangerous precedence for press freedom.