UK Lawmakers Ask Biden To Drop Charges Against WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange
A cross-party group of 24 British members of Parliament wrote to President Joe Biden on Friday asking him to drop all charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. CNET News adds: Dropping the charges would be “an act that would be a clarion call for freedom that would echo around the globe,” they said. Together, the lawmakers pointed out that while Biden was vice president, he played an important role in choosing not to prosecute Assange over WikiLeaks’ publication of classified documents relating to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the conditions in Guantanamo Bay. In spite of this, they added, Biden — who is in the UK attending the G7 summit — has not chosen to drop the charges brought against Assange during Donald Trump’s presidency.

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