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A sculpture of Edward Snowden (L), Julian Assange (C), and Chelsea Manning (R) by Italian artist Davide Dormino in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images) News
Press Freedom and Human Rights Advocates Lament Trump's Denial of Pardons for Assange and Snowden
"Trump gave us one final reminder that he is an enemy of press freedom. Now Biden must decide if he wants to continue Trump's legacy."
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Nils Melzer, the top United Nations anti-torture official, is urging President Donald Trump to pardon Julian Assange. (Photo: Prachatai/Flickr Creative Commons) News
Top UN Anti-Torture Official Urges Trump to Send Message of 'Justice, Truth, and Humanity' by Pardoning Julian Assange
"WikiLeaks fights secrecy and corruption throughout the world and, therefore, acts in the public interest both of the American people and of humanity as a whole."
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<em>Permanent Record</em> by Edward Snowden is displayed on a shelf at Books Inc. on September 17, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Justice Department filed suit against Snowden, alleging the book violates nondisclosure agreements. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) News
GOP Lawmaker Claims 'Trump Is Listening to the Many of Us Who Are Urging Him to #PardonSnowden'
The NSA whistleblower has used his platform to pressure the president to pardon someone other than himself: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
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WikiLeaks founder and whistleblowing journalist Julian Assange faces up to 175 years behind bars in the U.S. if he is extradited and found guilty of violating the Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. (Photo: Richard Baker/In Pictures/Getty Images) News
'Not a Criminal': Top UN Anti-Torture Official Urges Julian Assange's Release
The WikiLeaks founder's "prolonged solitary confinement in a high security prison is neither necessary nor proportionate," said United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer.
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Protesters demand an end to mass surveillance by government agencies. (Photo: Susan Melkisethian/flickr/cc) News
Director of National Intelligence Admits Government Used Section 215 to Track Browsing History
After initially denying the practice, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe admitted the government engaged in activity "that could be characterized" as tracking website visits.
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Demonstrators stand outside a court in London demanding the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Feb. 26, 2020. News
'You Alone Can Save His Life': Edward Snowden Urges Trump to Pardon Julian Assange
"Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange," the NSA whistleblower tweeted.
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Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks via video link as he takes part in a round table meeting on March 15, 2019. (Photo: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images) News
Exiled Since 2013, NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Granted Permanent Residency Rights in Russia
His attorney said the whistleblower still "calls his ultimate goal to return to the United States, but only if he is guaranteed a fair trial."
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal is one of 39 House lawmakers who sent a letter to the Trump administration asking critical questions about government domestic mass surveillance. (Photo: Alex Edelman/Getty Images)  News
'Our Right to Privacy Is at Stake': Jayapal Leads Demand for White House Answers on Possible Illegal Mass Surveillance
"We are concerned that the executive branch may, once again, be using questionable legal theories of executive authority to justify the illegal surveillance of the American people," the 39 lawmakers wrote.
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Keith Alexander, a former Army general and NSA director, has joined Amazon's board. (Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images) News
Former NSA Chief Keith Alexander—Who Lied About Mass Surveillance—Joins Amazon's Board
The former Army general is "personally responsible for the unlawful mass surveillance programs that caused a global scandal," says NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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'This is Not Normal': Human Rights, Press Freedom Advocates Denied Remote Access to Assange Hearing
The WikiLeaks founder, who exposed U.S. war crimes, faces up to 175 years in prison if the U.K. agrees to extradite Assange.
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