Reporters Without Borders demands immediate release of Julian Assange

Reporters Without Borders is “alarmed” by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s health and demanded his immediate release.

The international nonprofit organization, previously known as Reporters Sans Frontieres, also said the United States “should cease” its plans to charge Assange under the Espionage Act in a statement published Friday.

“We are alarmed by the current state of Julian Assange’s health, and call for his immediate release on humanitarian grounds,” said RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “Assange is being targeted by the US for his journalistic-like activities, which sets a dangerous precedent for press freedom. The US should cease its persecution of Assange and drop the charges under the Espionage Act without
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