US claims First Amendment doesn’t apply in Assange case, says Wikileaks Editor

US claims First Amendment doesn’t apply in Assange case, says Wikileaks Editor

As per WikiLeaks’s editor-in-chief, Kristinn Hrafnsson, the US government is claiming that foreign journalists do not get the benefit of the First Amendment. Speaking in London, Hrafnsson said this position exposed the ’true nature’ of the extradition case against Assange. Citing Assange’s case, Hrafnsson argued that the extra-territorial application of US laws is a threat to all journalists.

David
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David Silverstone
David Silverstone 4 months

Well in that case the law doesnt apply to him and so he broke no laws. 🤔

Seekster
Seekster 4 months

The US Government needs to state explicitly what it is charging Assange with.

Darth Vader
Darth Vader 4 months

Assange exposed their crimes and the elites don't like it when their power is brought into question and they don't like when their crimes are exposed

mcpimpen
mcpimpen 4 months

What a joke. Our politicans and Judges should be ashamed.

porcus
porcus 4 months

How can the US claim to impose it's laws outside of its territory yet simultaneously claim that it's only the +criminal+ laws that apply, not all laws, such as Rights? This is wrong and an abuse of power. Assange, let alone any other journalist or person, should not be subject to US laws outside of the US, no matter what.

AltMiddle
AltMiddle 4 months

Now they get to decide when the Bill of Rights applies to people. This is scary.

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