UK court’s decision on Assange is seen as a threat to press freedom

British Judge Vanessa Baraitser recently ruled that wikileaks founder Julian Assange should not be sent to the US to face 18 charges including breaking an espionage law. Her ruling was on the grounds that his mental health is at a risk of suicide.

She rejected his legal team’s arguments that the case was politically motivated and concluded that his actions had gone beyond any protection offered to a free press.

Assange’s partner Stella Moris said that this was not a win from a free speech point of view. I think all journalists ought to be looking very carefully at this.