Statement on the Potential Prosecution of Julian Assange - Defending Rights & Dissent
The Trump Administration has demonstrated an unrestrained contempt for journalists, whistleblowers, and truth tellers. Charging an individual with publishing information--even classified information--would be an unprecedented act of aggression against press freedom. Defending Rights & Dissent has long opposed the use of the Espionage Act against whistleblowers or journalists and called for it to be amended or repealed.