Assange ruling — no implications for press freedom

One day a rooster, the next day a feather duster

By LAURIE PATTON | 5 January 2021

The judge accepted the legal arguments presented by US lawyers, saw no inherent threat of potential injustice, but denied the extradition request on health grounds. However, dumping, unfiltered, thousands of files on to the web is not journalism.

It was time for more humane treatment of Julian Assange. Guilt or innocence aside, nobody should be treated the way he has allegedly been treated.

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