A group of House progressives are urging the Justice Department to drop charges and an extradition request against Julian Assange.

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‘Seven House progressives on Tuesday sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for him to drop criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, as well as a Trump-era effort to extradite him.

“Every day that the prosecution of Julian Assange continues is another day that our own government needlessly undermines our own moral authority abroad and rolls back the freedom of the press under the First Amendment at home. We urge you to immediately drop these Trump-era charges against Mr. Assange and halt this dangerous prosecution,” the seven House Democrats wrote to Garland.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) tweeted out a copy of the letter, noting that Tuesday is four years since Assange was arrested in London….’

— via Politico.

Related: Dozens of Australian politicians urge US to abandon Julian Assange extradition

‘In open letter, 48 MPs and senators warn ‘closest strategic ally’ that pursuit of WikiLeaks founder ‘set a dangerous precedent’…’

— via The Guardian

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