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UK: Media Freedom conference met with 'Free Assange' protest in London01:33

UK: Media Freedom conference met with 'Free Assange' protest in London

United Kingdom, London
July 10, 2019 at 15:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Supporters of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange protested outside the 'Global Conference for Media Freedom' in London on Wednesday.

An activist criticised the conference saying: "The idea being that this is actually about defending media freedom is nonsense. This is a group of the rich and powerful basically agreeing that anyone who tells anyone what they're up to should be imprisoned."

Protesters could be seen holding signs reading: "Media Freedom, What About Assange?"

The WikiLeaks co-founder is currently serving a 50-week sentence for breaching bail conditions, will face a five-day US extradition hearing next February. He was indicted on 18 counts including charges under the Espionage Act.

UK: Media Freedom conference met with 'Free Assange' protest in London01:33
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Supporters of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange protested outside the 'Global Conference for Media Freedom' in London on Wednesday.

An activist criticised the conference saying: "The idea being that this is actually about defending media freedom is nonsense. This is a group of the rich and powerful basically agreeing that anyone who tells anyone what they're up to should be imprisoned."

Protesters could be seen holding signs reading: "Media Freedom, What About Assange?"

The WikiLeaks co-founder is currently serving a 50-week sentence for breaching bail conditions, will face a five-day US extradition hearing next February. He was indicted on 18 counts including charges under the Espionage Act.

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