As A British Court Rules That Julian Assange, The Publisher Of Wikileaks, Could Be Extradited To The United States, Rights Organizations Warn That It Represents A Serious Danger To International Press Freedoms

A British court determined on Friday that Julian Assange, the creator and publisher of WikiLeaks, could be extradited to the United States to stand trial on the charges of breaching the Espionage Act, a verdict that rights organizations warn puts international press freedoms at grave risk. In reaction to the verdict, Rebecca Vincent, head of international campaigns at Reporters Without Borders, stated: “This is an utterly disgusting development that has worrying repercussions not just for Assange’s mental health, but also for journalism and press freedom throughout the globe.”

Supporters Of Assange Gather In London Demanding The Release Of The Detained WikiLeaks Founder As The US Launches A Fresh Judicial Battle To Extradite Him

Supporters of Julian Assange have gathered in London to call for the release of the Wikileaks founder. Meanwhile, the United States is launching a new court battle to extradite Assange and prosecute him for espionage. On Saturday, supporters of Assange marched to London’s High Court, urging that the US government drop its charges against the journalist. A vehicle with Assange’s picture and the words “Journalism is not a crime” drove down the demonstration route while columns of demonstrators hoisted banners aloft.

Nobel Prize Committee Grant Awards To Journalists Aligned With Major Imperialist Powers, But Not A Word Of Appreciation For Julian Assange

The Nobel Prize ceremony earlier this month presented yet another example of the main imperialist countries’ and institutions’ selective, dishonest, and politically driven usage of phrases like “freedom of the press” and “democratic rights.” The Norwegian Nobel Committee granted its highest award for 2021 to “Free, independent, and fact-based journalism,” which “serves to protect against abuse of power, lies, and war propaganda” in the midst of escalating attacks on journalists around the world, as part of a broader shift by capitalist governments toward authoritarian forms of rule. The committee stated that it was “convinced that freedom of expression and freedom of information help to ensure an informed public” and “protect against war and conflict.”

Progressives To Hold A War Crimes Trial Of The US Government And Demand The Release Of Imprisoned WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

On Wednesday, a group of renowned progressives from around the world announced the first physical session of the Belmarsh Tribunal, in which participants would put the US administration on trial for war crimes and demand the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently imprisoned. Progressive International’s Belmarsh Tribunal, named after the notorious London prison where Assange is being held as he awaits extradition to the United States, will convene on October 22 to “try the U.S. government for its crimes of the 21st century—from atrocities in Iraq to torture at Guantánamo Bay to a surveillance program.”

A Prime Witness In The US State Department’s Ludicrous Case Against Assange Has Been Arrested In Iceland

According to the Icelandic newsmagazine Stundin, a prime US witness in the conspiracy to commit computer intrusion case against imprisoned Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, who acknowledged earlier this year to falsifying evidence he supplied to the FBI, has been detained. Sigurdur “Siggi” Thordarson was detained in Reykjavik on September 24 and placed in Iceland’s maximum security jail under a “rarely invoked” rule that permits Icelandic police to hold someone suspected of being involved in a crime spree, according to Stundin.

WikiLeaks: Fifteen Years Of Courageously Exposing The Ruling Elites’ Crimes

Today commemorates the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of Wikileaks on October 4, 2006, by Australian publisher Julian Assange. Since then, the small media organization, founded on a modest budget, has become synonymous with the courageous exposure of government and corporate crimes, as well as the increasingly ferocious attempts of state agencies and ruling elites to censor the internet and suppress independent journalism.

The United States Government And The CIA Conspired To Abduct Or Kill Assange In London

An explosive investigation by Yahoo News has revealed plans at the highest levels of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Trump administration to illegally kidnap or assassinate Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange while he was an internationally recognized political refugee in Ecuador’s London embassy.