Progressive Democrats Urge Attorney General To Drop Charges Against Julian Assange
A group of U.S. Representatives, including Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Greg Casar, and Jamaal Bowman, sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging him to drop criminal charges against Julian Assange and to withdraw the U.S.’s request to extradite him with the British Government. The Representatives argue that Assange is a journalist who was simply doing his job by publishing classified information that was in the public interest. They also argue that the charges against him are politically motivated and that he would not receive a fair trial in the United States. The letter comes as Assange is currently fighting extradition to the United States, where he faces 18 charges under the Espionage Act. If convicted, he could face up to 175 years in prison. The representative’s letter is a significant development in the case against Assange. It shows that there is growing opposition to the charges against him, and it puts pressure on Attorney General Garland to drop the case.
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