Civil Liberties Advocates and Whistleblowers Decry Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Civil Liberties Advocates and Whistleblowers Decry Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange


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Prominent civil liberties advocates and whistleblowers are decrying the news that WikiLeaks founder and information liberator Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States to stand trial for 17 felony charges under the Espionage Act.

Three co-chairs of the Assange Defense Committee – linguist and social critic Noam Chomsky, economist and “Pentagon Papers” leaker Daniel Ellsberg, and Angela Walker, a Pulitzer Prize winner – released a statement in response to news that UK Home Secretary Priti Patel is approving Assange’s extradition.

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The full statement can be seen here:

It’s a sad day for western democracy. The UK’s decision to extradite Julian Assange to the nation that plotted to assassinate him – the nation that wants

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