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Julian Assange extradition trial - update - week 2

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The following was sent to me by the ad hoc group, Journalists for Assange.

More information on the group may be found here:

International journalist statement in defense of Julian Assange : Signatories list : Click Here Facebook : Click Here Hashtag: #JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange With so many important things to focus on these days, it may be hard to remember that a ground-breaking journalist is fighting for his freedom, and possibly his life.

The American charges against a foreign journalist in a foreign court, are unprecedented and severe. If Assange is extradited, he faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of a very miserable life in an American super-max prison normally reserved for terrorists and mass murderers, with no chance at release except a possible presidential pardon in some undefined future.

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