Julian Assange’s Prosecution for Publishing Leaked Government Documents Is an Extremely Dangerous Precedent

by David Solomonoff

The US government is trying to extradite and prosecute Julian Assange for publishing leaked US government documents. That should be extremely concerning to anyone who cares about holding governments and the powerful accountable.

Trademark paradox of the Trump era is that many of the same quarters who have been the loudest in warning about the president’s authoritarianism and hostility to press freedoms have also been silent or even cheered on one of his most dangerous actions: his attempt to extradite and prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing leaked US government documents.

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