Friday morning, December 10th, a UK High Court ruled that Julain Assange can be extradited to the US to face prosecution under the Espionage Act. The Biden administration (following the Trump administration’s lead) wants to put Assange on trial for publishing truthful information in the public interest.
Assange’s prosecution under the Espionage Act is a grave threat to press freedom.
This month has already been an eventful one for the Espionage Act, and it’s high time for Congress to take notice, and to take action.
And now we have this terrible ruling from the UK High Court.
The Biden DOJ can certainly drop this Trump-era prosecution and cease the use of the Espionage Act against whistleblowers.
But we also need Congress to step up and take serious steps to reform the Espionage Act.
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