Freedom of expression

Amnesty International statement on Aleksei Navalny

Amnesty International defines a prisoner of conscience (POC) as a person who has been deprived of their liberty solely because of their conscientiously held beliefs, or for discriminatory reasons relating to their ethnicity, sexuality, gender, or other identity, who has not used violence or advocated…

The BBC and the Holy Inquisition 4.0

BBC director Tim Davie, with his intrusive view of impartiality, forbids his journalists from commenting on social media. An iron hand struck the old lady (98), the BBC. Founded in 1922, it will undergo profound changes under the direction of…

Ecuador President Threatens to Decide Assange’s Fate Over Scandal

Ecuador’s president is threatening to soon decide on Julian Assange’s refuge after his government falsely accused WikiLeaks of publishing files about a scandal that threatens to bring the president down. By Elizabeth Vos Originally published on Consortium News   Ecuadorian President…

The Gestapo Is Coming for Julian Assange

If Assange is arrested, that will be our cue to rise like lions from our slumber, which has gone on far too long at far too great a cost. We cannot permit them to use, exploit and oppress us like…

Julian Assange, Lord Carlile of Berriew, and the UK justice system

According to public notes by Lord Carlile of Berriew, former External Reviewer of Anti-terror Legislation for the Minister of Interior and anti-terror expert, Assange is wanted in relationship to sex crimes…  To the best of my knowledge it is a…

Giuliani Says Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted

Donald Trump’s lawyer said on Monday that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange should not be prosecuted and he compared WikiLeaks publications to the Pentagon Papers. By Joe Lauria Originally published on Consortium News   Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump,…

The Case of Julian Assange

by Paul Craig Roberts, 10/06/2018. Here is the original post   Julian Assange is a journalist, not a spy. Because he published leaked material that proved the duplicity and criminality of the US Government, Washington has had him locked up…

The Isolation of Julian Assange Must Stop

We call on the government of Ecuador to allow Julian Assange his right of freedom of speech. by NOAM CHOMSKY, CHRIS HEDGES, JOHN PILGER, ET AL. First published on Counterpunch April 2, 2018.   If it was ever clear that the…

INTERVIEW WITH THIERRY MEYSSAN: About “Under Our Eyes” by Thierry Meyssan

On the occasion of the publication of his book, “Right Under Our Eyes. From September 11 to Donald Trump”, Thierry Meyssan granted this interview via the Internet. VOLTAIRE NETWORK | DAMASCUS (SYRIA) | 20 MARCH 2017 Voltaire Network: Thierry Meyssan,…

Desecrating Expression in Asia

The rights to freedom of expression and religion are both essential components of a vibrant and pluralistic democracy. There are long-held laws that guarantee these freedoms in Asia. However, the way they are interpreted and used, is causing life-threatening situations…

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