Swedish Sex Pistol Aimed at Assange

Kavanagh, Jim

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  31/05/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23644

By asserting the extraterritorial jurisdiction of American law to demand the extradition of another country’s (Australia) citizen from a third country (Great Britain) for activities that took place entirely outside the US, the present indictment is, as Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists, points out: “a direct threat to journalists everywhere in the world….Under this rubric, anyone anywhere in the world who publishes information that the U.S. government deems to be classified could be prosecuted for espionage.”

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