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The U.S. government is still appealing their stunning defeat in Julian’s extradition case. While the world waits for the UK courts to act, activists continue to draw attention to Julian’s plight.

Psaki Grilled on Assange

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was grilled yesterday on press freedom and Julian’s case. Psaki deflected New York Post reporter Steven Nelson’s question by stressing the “independence” of the Justice Department.

Activists Making Things Happen!

Activists are joining together to fund a series of #FreeAssange billboards! Led by Misty Winston, they’ve raised thousands in grassroots donations to put up the first billboard in Columbus, Ohio!

Western Hypocrisy on Press Freedom Has Global Implications

Our latest blog post delves into how the persecution of Julian Assange is exposing U.S. and UK hypocrisy and undermining the West’s moral authority.

We’ve long been concerned about how this assault on press freedom would be seized upon by global human rights violators, and now we’re seeing it. The danger isn’t hypothetical — it’s happening now as countries from China to Azerbaijan deflect attention from their own abuses by pointing to the West’s “double standard.”


The post Jen Psaki Grilled on Assange first appeared on Dissident Voice.


This content originally appeared on Dissident Voice and was authored by Assange Defense Committee.

Citations

[1] Steven Nelson on Twitter: "WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki told me today that President Biden won't be getting involved to stop the prosecution of Julian Assange, responding to criticism from @Snowden and others https://t.co/V2UEgAjJeV" ➤ https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/ss/c/dSCQfi9FLISmU3ZE3bfPhj64Gf1xuHmRrMlWHiiIhWZZJHGVmMFvcWU0UUgTgEPbuVO1ja6MGTvvzEt6BcK8zsdyO9EaEcpGWow785RY2aqVHFlyoS377XgkdOVq3UXWLgaUX-u1fU5OfG2fM31yvGOq7nl_8KWSxY4CWASTwFSxadzRfHWpfFLCdWsZk8pjOcgs1yy7DPZ76cZU_eYaRBrJd4YqF0QzGUyoSUprukFdVsPYDmzMyvxps_Mt7svOqjr70IASSIv3J3ZcV0e3ixPRMm53LcFzTk4Cr8i5yel4EzjerJFMHGVoRJ3ehju5FeT62PNbhaELwwp98gQB_Z-wt17MCLKViCrydPWv6xk8Qrhui_H4gk8yICqroCPW/3bv/mDrVvN29QyisbzpmBTW-nA/h0/CpNIoJWGZyRzzHYOFyVoYgnaq6XxT2QXUOUNJlid8Zs[2] Comrade Misty is Putin’s Buddy 🍀 on Twitter: "Being that it’s my kiddo’s birthday, I don’t have the time to do drivebys for photos but here are screenshots from the webcams Lamar has running. They’ve been live since midnight!!! #FreeAssange https://t.co/wGNtu3Tghd… https://t.co/KsKWBeBfzO" ➤ https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/ss/c/dSCQfi9FLISmU3ZE3bfPhrQBuqTlyfrZvscadVS3ag3GFVeOSyeICviOPRvmJ4kuw5f7AiAFmx1M2z8NomVE03-869bNb8e_mYnqhSpIHfSk8tC_usPjg7b30dKicQCcZHmW50YrZ6QcqlUQ7Yxqyhb0qLNUvK11h68FsR43EO210H4YXn1ct1pciAWHY_hxWRdDzcRWbg2Q2cncOmrH0EP53hC9Y4dam5ityY7qXvuoXbNmzROaHouojTgresP8KagrsVHyTH96Vbj6vS8A3CvaY5u9s-b0iXnIkJmPkY8YhdEoHa5DQaz2DpGR1_PR0HxfFuxsPBvMGRDks7EymlwvQtX0jTIOuLXSwx-VmNNv3kV0Bpb6VDXakXehfksA/3bv/mDrVvN29QyisbzpmBTW-nA/h1/nfBt0bLAqZ9SKdIx4fAgygmaeDpm0biuqJLh7QWCo1U[3] Assange’s Persecution Highlights U.S. & U.K. Hypocrisy - Assange Defense ➤ https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/ss/c/P8Elou2Rvc0qoMPEUZrMXVnzWDlvcE6ottmny57OxK9qs3mYMfZhfxgWTR6eCFV4LPkWSPM-n55nvNlmNgTV1j5xDQwUtYP9wZ64CvKLk5iMrn9ZxJMoYRTX40hTWtjQyzDiESBa0q-vdveJWFR6zHXgNKKbg2J0Qw82vnUJSR8C6uIsw3yoiTEb06cia611qQzwVI1-Jbpvwa_madwfvFD-z5ttbaTE6HnjRmk3xmBqGEl86ZMsDRQPTXcfJbNd-q39EnDlOJAazEqqqsWRYfERWXc_upyxEj4RqD0d-uIB9jToI2tEBWVdPf2lWsnEVAXw4mpoHkbvK1KWCuRCwLcqIbwfVKgsegma9H70d-r0Ek08W4uwKF_CzzjkauEVJRrGO188D_w6-ZVXm7Jonf7CIrSyv-HbQIQY8tfAle4/3bv/mDrVvN29QyisbzpmBTW-nA/h2/xGqfnaWxRY8NamYHJA9SvEpjgQ-7eGzsHZpqJawfXg8[4] Assange’s Persecution Highlights U.S. & U.K. Hypocrisy - Assange Defense ➤ https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/ss/c/P8Elou2Rvc0qoMPEUZrMXVnzWDlvcE6ottmny57OxK9qs3mYMfZhfxgWTR6eCFV4LPkWSPM-n55nvNlmNgTV1j5xDQwUtYP9wZ64CvKLk5iMrn9ZxJMoYRTX40hTWtjQzagEzok8VYjxtTufwkpTsINk7hLxt5FNyoj_rgpoaXFDlMF3oVmpxMk5W1HEXpjC3tpDXt0CCPrrLTZNe3mFJA0f9G923Ym51C579105P_5OO9Nh4I6GsqzwYizoc6WHhHePa5dPK9H7EjOpiMESQuQkgv08jP9IgmIsYEbMmDdsAXFQ3VBOfTWQWK6EBoPPn092cYJsTanVgizNHYjhu3XsTH7FMDuK6ofaIcB4xxGDaIbut4lpneAcBYZkelmxx6Z7_xfan5fq8aAcTfSNh1uQPtdKuUy_m--1DvU2VLs/3bv/mDrVvN29QyisbzpmBTW-nA/h3/np4Sx1bk1g0FU0LnBuQjM3QDCTcXT6UW1gU0ZCQvvsU[5] Mads Andenæs on Twitter: "The Assange case is clearly not helpful to the international human rights system. The UK and Sweden disregarding opinions by several UN bodies. And the UK’s continued arbitrary detention of Assange. Completely out of order.… https://t.co/kLon7Pg5Uh" ➤ https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/ss/c/dSCQfi9FLISmU3ZE3bfPhoXD49JZJ-AsDP7Vy0aDwnB6qdufrID1Qg6pQAEwbLdakzEw1U4de91LhPtyqF0D4M9wfsf_xFm8jUn_5TJZOpX2k6QJ304D0aU_z9Imj3WrJObCSAR8TWAzyaUlWv7JWfzndhz6YS3S0yKdjaNCLUGmYkqFoKBxd3UCLmtWE9gmSZDVHe48Qy_hivTf-jRMva-XuLit26iuW0ZVvAlkDGIXr38IDDbOrBb0qR38jLwQIu54kCRuDkRL5qN97tKxf9h_1SOEhO1RNINIi9QfNavVz9_WlA5yJ6-LaDxvUlEdAJr_XKk8MYynWlwycB71iaq5NHFHdjlgjZ12DjkQSEZrslbIYRssrHedtSo-hGk1/3bv/mDrVvN29QyisbzpmBTW-nA/h4/obVToCfH7Kfq8YdxUtDB0-wBig13G5biyPUGUpufx_U[6] Azerbaijani president responds to BBC’s crackdown claims - YouTube ➤ https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/ss/c/atcYNHk4Eh2YdGnwBh-YDOJPR4Z5lDybbWIPhQSOR8F3BqIylhFsO1xoBrkbgGIBHkbOexGkEMllm4nx_6_gfy-MQZzCEh1ynsjfxyNTGESNlIb1AepTpbWtxRfEr4FFH_ux0ccYNd2Po4Tseg7BwSfb6fJqaLdqKJWE3uSrmM3MVSNnEUDBU4y1_en4H6Ut5NMumCmIuqmYK_IU49EQw53iILe09zVSaRajGq8UbPi1XTVeUKev3pfd7j8KH2BejtefKnpRFu_hQ0noZkdWa33zQ10OehxGGwDZqjLv31BgOrXechOZNVkHggDubkP9KVKA9MEYfPi3WcuUCU8EEHNToWflewkg_ZzwmMQvZSQ/3bv/mDrVvN29QyisbzpmBTW-nA/h5/FLvrz96qoiIKVBOvf64gqAdirvOD5pnrf542xFC-HHk[7] Jen Psaki Grilled on Assange | Dissident Voice ➤ https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/jen-psaki-grilled-on-assange/[8] Dissident Voice ➤ https://dissidentvoice.org/