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BREAKING: A federal grand jury in Virginia has returned a new 18-count indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — it adds 17 counts on top of the single charge he originally faced buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
The indictment charges Assange not only with getting classified info, but also with *publishing* it — a DOJ official today rebuffed arguments that they're targeting a journalist for reporting, saying Assange is "no journalist" buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
The superseding indictment against Julian Assange is up, read it here: assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6024…

Story: buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
Assange's attorney Barry Pollack says in an email that the "unprecedented charges" against Assange pose a threat to all journalists buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
Press freedom groups say the new charges against Julian Assange are unprecedented, and present a serious threat to journalists going forward (regardless of whether Assange himself is considered a journalist or not) buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
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