The US Administration’s use of the Espionage Act could lead to Assange’s conviction and a sentence of up to 175 years in prison.

The US government’s indictment poses a grave threat to press freedom both in the United States and abroad. Publishing information in the public interest is protected under international human rights law and should not be criminalised.

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The publication of these documents by media outlets was clearly in the public interest, and not an act of espionage. Julian Assange’s contribution to journalism is undeniable.

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Prosecuting Assange under the Espionage Act raises the specter of prosecuting other journalistic institutions for routine investigative and publishing practices.

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