Assange’s prosecution likely after Manning’s conviction on espionage charges

The likelihood of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s prosecution by the United States as a co-conspirator has moved a step closer following the conviction of Army private, Bradley Manning on espionage charges on Tuesday. The view is shared by his attorney and civil liberties groups alike.

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Manning is found guilty of numerous violations under Espionage Act by Judge Denise Lind, an Army colonel and could be thrown behind bars for a life term. However, Press freedom promoters are of the view that the verdict alarms them that the Obama administration’s aggressive pursuit of leakers will dampen the spirits of whistleblowers from providing critical information on military and intelligence matters.

The Military prosecutors during the court-martial have tried to present Assange as an “information anarchist” who convinced Manning to leak thousands of classified military documents. They also insisted against the consideration of anti-secrecy group as a media organization that sought to publish leaked information in the public interest.

Source: Washingtonpost

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented professional with diverse experience spanning across Advanced statistical analysis,Python programming with NumPy, pandas, matplotlib, Seaborn, Tableau, Machine Learning with stats models and scikit-learn, Deep learning with TensorFlow, journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading international news agencies on feature stories, videography, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative and analytical mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, marketing strategy and predictive analytics) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for businesses looking for actionable insights.

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