Julian Assange faces the death penalty in ‘state retaliation’

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was not behaving like an ‘ordinary journalist’ when he solicited and published vast amounts of classified US government material, a court heard. Assange is accused by the US government of conspiring with army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to leak classified military documents online between January and May 2010. The Australian is seeking permission to appeal a 2021 decision by a UK court to approve his extradition to the US, where he faces charges under the country’s…

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