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Australia Sentences Whistleblower to 5+ Years; U.K. Court Ruling Expected on Assange Extradition

HeadlineMay 14, 2024
Image Credit: David McBride

In Australia, former military lawyer and whistleblower David McBride was sentenced to over five years in prison for sharing classified material about Australian war crimes in Afghanistan. The sentencing comes seven years after ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, published the leaked information in a report called “The Afghan Files.”

In related news, a court in London is expected to rule next Monday on whether to accept U.S. government assurances that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will receive First Amendment protections if extradited to the U.S. and put on trial for espionage and that he won’t be executed if found guilty.

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