Julian Assange Loses Appeal: British High Court Accepts U.S. Request to Extradite Him for Trial, by Glenn Greenwald


This is indeed a dark day. Even if Assange wins his court case in the U.S., certainly not the betting favorite, the intimidation effect sounds the death knell for freedom of the press, and by implication every one of the other freedoms once nobly enshrined in the First Amendment. Glenn Greenwald’s article is excellent. Read it and weep. From Greenwald at greenwald.substack.com:

Press freedom groups have warned Assange’s prosecution is a grave threat. The Biden DOJ ignored them, and today won a major victory toward permanently silencing the pioneering transparency activist.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media outside the High Court in London on December 5, 2011 where he attended a ruling in his long-running fight against extradition to Sweden (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)

In a London courtroom on Friday morning, Julian Assange suffered a devastating blow to his quest for freedom. A two-judge appellate…

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