The Assange case raises profound and urgent concerns over the freedoms of the press and of expression Since April this year the Australian publisher of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been in Belmarsh high security prison in London. He has been charged by US prosecutors with 17 counts under the US Espionage Act of 1917. The charges relate solely to the 2010 publication of US government documents on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and from the US Department of State. The publication was undertaken by WikiLeaks along with some of the world’s most prestigious newspapers and was widely recognised as...
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