Biden Regime Rejects Appeal from Australia to Free WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has confirmed that the Biden regime will be doubling down on their ongoing prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with the Espionage Act.
Blinken paid lip service to “the concerns and views of Australians,” but asserted that Assange’s journalism “risked very serious harm to our national security, to the benefit of our adversaries, and put named human sources at grave risk – grave risk – of physical harm, and grave risk of detention.”
Blinken added that Assange has been “charged with very serious criminal conduct” and facilitated “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of our country.”
Blinken made the case despite the pleas from the Australian government to release Assange. Assange was born in Austalia.
“We have made clear our view that Mr. Assange’s case has dragged on for too long,” Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said on Saturday. “We’ve said that publicly and you would anticipate that that reflects also the position we articulate in private.”
Big League Politics has reported on other countries besides Australia calling for Assange to be freed:
“In the post-national West, traditional civil liberties like free speech are largely treated like afterthoughts.
The case of Julian Assange is rather telling. At the moment, Assange is rotting in a prison cell in the United Kingdom as he waits to be extradited to the United States for his alleged violation of the U.S. Espionage Act…
On July 1, 2022, Assange appealed the British government’s extradition decision to the High Court. PEN International, a worldwide association of writers, criticized the way the US government’s has handled the case in the following statement:
“Julian Assange’s prosecution raises profound concerns about freedom of the press. Invoking the Espionage Act for practices that include receiving and publishing classified information sends a dangerous signal to journalists and publishers worldwide.”
This assault on free speech has not gone unnoticed. In fact, it’s not just independent journalists and watchdog groups who have expressed their concerns about Assange’s imprisonment and subsequent trial in the US.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) asserted that if Julian Assange is convicted in the US, the Statue of Liberty should be taken down, per a report by the Mexico Daily Post.
Durden noted that during a press conference at the National Palace, AMLO urged for the “most important press in the world”, which included The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Mexico’s El Pais—to “convene a meeting…to exhort, request, call, so that a pardon be granted to Assange.”‘