As his Establishment-bound successor stays silent and invisible on imprisonment and extradition of Julian Assange and the assault on journalism and democracy that they represent, former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn slams injustice and failure to protect journalists during speech to Council of Europe
Jeremy Corbyn has used a speech to the Council of Europe today to condemn the imprisonment and extradition of Julian Assange by the UK as ‘an outrage beyond belief’. While the cowardly Keir Starmer and the UK media stay silent on the gross injustice perpetrated on Assange, whom the UK plans to extradite despite the collapse of the US government’s case when its main witness admitted lying about his earlier accusations against Assange, Labour’s former leader showed his characteristic courage and principle:
The Establishment attack on Assange, for doing nothing more than exposing the war crimes of the US and other governments, is an attack on journalism, on freedom of speech and on democracy – and therefore, ultimately, on every one of us. His appeal to the European court must succeed, for all our sakes.
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