“Today is international human rights day, what a shame. How cynical to have this decision on this day.”
There should be more sympathy for Assange and the outlet he founded in corporate media.
“This is the CIA talking about conspiracy to kidnap and murder an Australian citizen and an award-winning journalist and editor who has done nothing but publish truthful information.”
“The U.S. government should have accepted the Magistrates’ Court’s decision —instead, it keeps this case going.”
“The American public needed urgently to know what was being done routinely in their name, and there was no other way for them to learn it than by unauthorized disclosure.”
While the decision is a “very significant victory” for Assange, the judge has largely sided with the U.S. prosecution.
The United States is still seeking Assange’s extradition to the U.S., where he faces up to 175 years in prison on hacking charges and 17 counts of violating the World War I-era Espionage Act.