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Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg testifies in Assange's defense, says WikiLeaks exposed ‘war crimes' in ‘public interest'

14 days ago   |   By RT

Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg - whose ‘Pentagon Papers' leak exposed illegal US bombing during the Vietnam War - said Julian Assange would not see a fair trial if extradited to the US, comparing the publisher's case to his own.
Testifying at Assange's extradition hearing on Wednesday, Ellsberg said the WikiLeaks co-founder would be denied a chance to defend himself if sent to the US for a trial, noting that, like in his own case, Assange would not be permitted to argue his publications were in the ‘public interest.'
“I observe the closest of similarities to the position I faced, where the...
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WikiLeaks acted in public interest, ‘Pentagon Papers' leaker tells Assange hearing

WikiLeaks acted in public interest, ‘Pentagon Papers' leaker tells Assange hearing

14 days ago   |   By National Post

LONDON - The man who leaked the "Pentagon Papers" about the Vietnam War defended Julian Assange at his London extradition hearing on Wednesday, saying WikiLeaks had acted in the public interest and warning Assange would not get a fair trial in the United States.
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