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BREAKING: a federal grand jury in Virginia has returned an 18-count superseding indictment against Julian Assange in an espionage case that touches on big 1st Amendment issues. huffpost.com/entry/julian-a…
“Assange is no journalist,” DOJ NatSec chief John Demers told reporters a few minutes ago. huffpost.com/entry/julian-a…
Read the full Assange indictment here: assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6024…
The Assange indictment refers to Manning using her preferred pronoun. She previously obtained an order banning the military from using masculine pronouns.
Full quote from DOJ’s John Demers, saying Julian Assange is “no journalist.” huffpost.com/entry/julian-a…
Reporters Committee says criminalizing "the receipt and publication of classified information poses a dire threat to journalists.” huffpost.com/entry/julian-a…
The @ACLU’s @benwizner says Assange indictment "establishes a dangerous precedent that can be used to target all news organizations that hold the government accountable.” huffpost.com/entry/julian-a…
@ACLU @benwizner "Assange is not charged simply because he is a publisher.” — U.S. Attorney Zachary Terwilliger
Manning’s lawyer says the Assange indictment represents a “real shift, and sets a new precedent for the federal government's desire to chill and even punish the vigorous exercise of the free press."
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