REPORT: Edward Snowden issues statement after Julian Assange charged with espionage


Edward Snowden said the Justice Department declared “war” on journalism after accusing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of violating the Espionage Act.

Federal prosecutors filed a new 18-count indictment against Assange on Thursday, adding 17 counts to the single count that was unsealed in early April, alleging he unlawfully received and leaked information related to national defense.

The article goes on to state the following:

Snowden reacted on Twitter. “The Department of Justice just declared war—€ not on Wikileaks, but on journalism itself. This is no longer about Julian Assange: This case will decide the future of media.” he said.

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