CoE Media Freedom queries UK on Continued Detention of WikiLeaks Founder and Publisher Julian Assange

2020/1/7 The Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists raises this query to the UK The Official Notification reads Julian Assange, founder and publisher of WikiLeaks, is currently detained in Belmarsh high-security prison, United Kingdom, pending extradition to the United States of America. On 11 April 2019, after the […]

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Dated 29 October 2019 Nilz Melzer response to UK Released to the public 31 December 2019 REFERENCE: UA GBR 6/2019 Original Document Nil_Melzer_UA-GBR-6_2019.pdf Read covering articles in World Socialist Web Site Shadowproof Excellency, I have the honour to address you in my capacity as Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment […]

Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador calls for Julian Assange freed and no longer tortured

English Translation “Yes, I express my solidarity [with Assange] and hope that he ispardoned and freed. I don’t know whether he has said that his actionswere confrontational to norms or to the political system, but what thecables demonstrated is the workings of the global system and itsauthoritarian nature, these are like state secrets that have […]

The Case Against WikiLeaks: a direct threat to our community

Presentation with Angela Richter, renataavila and Naomi Colvin The unprecedented charges against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks constitute the most significant threat to the First Amendment in the 21st century and a clear and present danger to investigative journalism worldwide. But they also pose significant dangers to the technical community. This panel will explain the legal […]

Barrister Escalates ‘Conflict of Interest’ Complaint Against Top Judge in Julian Assange Case

Mohamed Elmaazi writes 27/12/2019 Investigative journalist Mark Curtis and Matt Kennard have detailed extensive undisclosed links between the Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot, her husband, her son and the British national security state. Niki Konstantinidis, a barrister and supporter of Julian Assange, has filed a complaint with the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman (“the Ombudsman”) against […]

America’s long history of meddling in other countries’ elections

Martin Williams Writes 23 November 2017 Editors Note: Getting old but very entirely relevant relevant current conversations ‘One in nine elections’ Dov Levin, an academic from the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University, has calculated the vast scale of election interventions by both the US and Russia. According to his research, there were […]