On July 1, Julian Assange has appealed his extradition from the U.K., prolonging legal wrangling over whether the WikiLeaks founder should be sent to the U.S. At the end of April, a British court decided to extradite Assange to the United States, where he faces life imprisonment. In mid-June, the Interior Minister approved the expulsion of the founder of WikiLeaks.
In the United States, Assange risk to be tried for publishing classified information related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The accusation against him was made after hundreds of thousands of government documents were published on the WikiLeaks website in 2010 and 2011, including those confirming deaths of more than 65,000 civilians in Iraq.
As a journalist Assange had a right to publish documents exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This is the clarion call that punishing a publisher is something supposed liberal democracies can deviously do.
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