Is the U.S. About to Indict Julian Assange?

December 10th, 2010

Via: ABC News:

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the man behind the publication of more than a 250,000 classified U.S. diplomatic cables, could soon be facing spying charges in the U.S. related to the Espionage Act, Assange’s lawyer said today.

“Our position of course is that we don’t believe it applies to Mr. Assange and that in any event he’s entitled to First Amendment protection as publisher of Wikileaks and any prosecution under the Espionage Act would in my view be unconstitutional and puts at risk all media organizations in the U.S.,” Assange’s attorney Jennifer Robinson told ABC News.

Robinson said a U.S. indictment of Assange was expected soon.

Assange is already in custody in London on sexual assault charges including rape originating out of Sweden. He is being held in solitary confinement with restricted access to a phone and his lawyers, Robinson said.

“This means he is under significant surveillance but also means he has more restrictive conditions than other prisoners,” she said. “Considering the circumstances he was incredibly positive and upbeat.”

Justice Department officials declined to comment on the possible coming charges, but earlier this week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the release of the documents had put the United States at risk and said he authorized a criminal investigation into Assange.

Related: Assange Prosecution Would Be “Extremely Dangerous” for First Amendment

One Response to “Is the U.S. About to Indict Julian Assange?”

  1. Eileen Says:

    If the U.S. indicts Julian Assange, I will have no question left that the Those Who Think They Are the Masters of the Univers are running out of cards to play. Time to light candles on the mantle and send prayers out to these entities. I think their world is crumbling, has been for quite awhile, but now its an earthquake, the California BIG ONE; Yellowstone’s Geyser;’s exoloding and the Midwest Up in Flames; the Gulf of Mexico blowing up from Methane Gas. No, its not the physical universe that’s going to blow (well maybe it will if they turn their weather machines on us- no doubt they will before this over).
    Before you pray, remember these Freaks are running on a very short leash, I guess they will try to indict.
    Oh well. It had to happen eventually. I’ve been dreading the times to come for a VERY LONG TIME. It’s actually interesting to myself that I feel very EXCITED about how I feel kind of happy. I haven’t been a paranoid schziphrenic all these years. There really is a TPTB. The FED really is printing money. Digit dollars really be our undoing. Silver and Gold are money.
    And as for Julian A., this is his destiny. He agreed (I believe) before he was born to take on whatever tasks he is performing now. I;ve never been bashful about saying that he is my hero. I love the rebellion against the PTB that he is bringing out in the humans living on the planet.
    I am no stupid to make him an idol.
    I just feel priveleged that I am living to see all this endless war, money grubbing, empire building country meet its match. IT is US the people. Blessed Mary loves it. May we all come through whole. HAPPY.

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