First Outlets To Publish WikiLeaks Material Oppose Assange’s Prosecution

November 28, 2022

Media outlets that first published WikiLeaks material to expose governments have come together to urge the US govt to drop all charges against Julian Assange.

The Guardian, The New York Times, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and El País were among the first ones to publish material obtained from WikiLeaks.

Now these organizations have together to urge the US government to drop charges against the founder of the WikiLeaks.

“Publishing is not a crime,” media houses said, saying the prosecution was a direct attack on media freedom.

Assange has been held in London prison since his arrest in 2019.

Assange faces a series of serious charges in the United States for which he could face a prison time of up to 175 years.

Earlier this year, the British court had finalized the extradition of Assange to the United States.