WikiLeaks: Assange Will Stay ‘Political Prisoner’ Under Clinton

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 WikiLeaks activist Jacob Appelbaum said Hillary Clinton will make life difficult for Julian Assange due to “bitterness” over the organization’s leaks.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a copy of a U.N. ruling as he makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain Feb. 5, 2016.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a copy of a U.N. ruling as he makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain Feb. 5, 2016. | Photo: Reuters

The Guardian  Telesur  May 19, 2016

Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, will remain a “political prisoner” under a U.S. Hillary Clinton presidency, The Guardian reported hacker and WikiLeaks representative Jacob Appelbaum saying Thursday.

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“I had a meeting with someone from then secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s office some time after the Cablegate,” Appelbaum said during a panel following the Cannes film festival premiere of “Risk,” a new documentary about Assange.

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