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Edward Snowden


As Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Pleads Guilty, Advocates Warn of 'Profound Threat' to Free Press

"Using the Espionage Act in this way to prosecute journalists' sources as spies chills newsgathering and discourages sources from coming forward with information in the public interest."

Brett Wilkins ·


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."

Brett Wilkins ·


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."

Brett Wilkins ·


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.

Jessica Corbett ·


'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.

Brett Wilkins ·


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. 

Brett Wilkins ·


'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.

Andrea Germanos ·


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."

Jessica Corbett ·


'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.

Brett Wilkins ·


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. 

Brett Wilkins ·

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