A shadow over Assange | The Rioja

A shadow over Assange | The Rioja
A shadow over Assange | The Rioja

The satisfaction among those closest to him with the agreement that will make Julian Assange a free man from today coexists with the frustration of the groups that demanded his release in the name of freedom of expression. Because to leave the British prison of maximum security and return to his native Australia, the computer scientist has had to plead guilty to “conspiracy to obtain and disclose information relating to the national defense” of the United States. The fatigue with the case that Joe Biden showed already anticipated a resolution, although a refusal to achieve the extradition of the accused could hardly ‘forgive’ the largest leak of classified information in his history. Assange’s wife announces a request for forgiveness to erase the acceptance of guilt for espionage. The closure of the process sets a harmful precedent that opens the door to the persecution of journalists under US law. Without any hope that neither the United States nor other democracies have given up reproducing the serious violations of international legislation that we learned about through WikiLeaks and that we already witness daily and live.

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