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‘Huge threat to First Amendment’: US seeks to intimidate reporters by indicting Assange – journalist

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The prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is nothing but an intimidation campaign waged by the US to discourage journalists from revealing Washington’s dirty secrets, journalist Cassandra Fairbanks told RT. The US is apparently seeking to lock Assange away for the rest of his life as an example for all other journalists around the world Read More

‘Everyone else must take my place’: Assange in letter from British prison

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In a handwritten letter from Belmarsh prison, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange says he is being denied a chance to defend himself and that elements in the US that “hate truth, liberty and justice” want him extradited and dead. The letter was sent to independent British journalist Gordon Dimmack. It was dated May 13 – ten Read More

New York court dismisses whistleblower’s libel suit against UBS

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS at an office building in Zurich July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – A New York appeals court has dismissed a U.S. whistleblower’s $20 million libel suit against Swiss bank UBS, his former employer, concluding that statements the Zurich-based bank made about him were at Read More

Assange may spend the rest of his life in jail, he’s got a ‘HANGING judge’ – CIA whistleblower

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There is little hope for Julian Assange to be given a fair trial in the hands of the US justice system, former CIA analyst and whistleblower John Kiriakou, whose case was handled by the same District Court in Virginia, told RT. Kiriakou, who blew the whistle on the government-sanctioned torture program in 2007 and was sentenced to Read More

Assange indictments aim to ‘discourage media from reporting atrocities & war crimes’

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New charges against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange are revenge for the embarrassment he brought on the US government and a signal to media to stay clear of US war crimes and corruption, lawyer and activist Kevin Zeese told RT. A superseding indictment revealed by the US Justice Department on Thursday charges Assange with additional 17 counts Read More

‘Modern fascism is breaking cover’: Journalists react to Assange Espionage Act charges

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The US government’s indictment of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange on 17 additional charges under the Espionage Act has shocked and horrified journalists who are calling it an unprecedented attack on press freedom. The new indictment claims Assange endangered the lives of individuals working for the US government when Wikileaks published leaked documents received from intelligence Read More

‘War on journalism’: Snowden slams US indictment against Assange

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The fate of journalism as we know it is now at stake, after Washington indicted Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted in reaction to 17 new charges against the WikiLeaks founder. “The Department of Justice just declared war – not on Wikileaks, but on journalism itself,” Snowden tweeted Thursday, adding Read More

University doctor ‘sexually abused 177 men over 20 years’

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A team doctor at Ohio State University sexually abused at least 177 male students over a period of nearly 20 years, an investigation has found. The university has released findings from a law firm which investigated claims made against Richard Strauss, and concluded that leaders at the school knew about the abuse. The claims against Read More

Exclusive: FBI targets Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, GE, Philips in Brazil graft case – sources

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The FBI is investigating corporate giants Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, General Electric and Philips for allegedly paying kickbacks as part of a scheme involving Medical equipment sales in Brazil, two Brazilian investigators have told Reuters. A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Read More

The protracted TIMELINE of Sweden’s case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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The Swedish Public Prosecutor announced Monday that the case of alleged rape against Julian Assange dating back to 2010 was now reopened and that authorities were seeking his extradition – but what exactly is he accused of? In 2010, two women, dubbed ‘AA’ and ‘SW,’ claimed they had sexual encounters with Julian Assange which, following Read More