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The Wikileaks co-founder is desired in Sweden to get allegations of sexual attack. But it’s not that charge that stresses free speech advocates. It is the fact that the U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against Assange for”conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to violate a password to a categorized U.S. government computer.”
Now that Julian Assange’s stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London has come to a finish , First Amendment advocates are worried about how his prosecution could impact the rights of journalists.
In other words, that the DOJ is officially charging Assange for encouraging Chelsea Manning to acquire classified documents (which Assange would later publish on Wikileaks) by breaking into a government computer system. Read more…