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Assange arrest ‘dark moment for press freedom’, says Snowden

PTI Moscow | Updated on April 11, 2019 Published on April 11, 2019

A police van is seen outside the Ecuadorian embassy after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police in London, Britain, April 11, 2019. - REUTERS   -  REUTERS

Fugitive former US government contractor Edward Snowden on Thursday slammed the arrest in London of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, calling it a “dark moment for press freedom.”

“Images of Ecuador’s ambassador inviting the UK’s secret police into the embassy to drag a publisher of -- like it or not -- award-winning journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books,” the whistleblower said on Twitter.

“Assange’s critics may cheer, but this is a dark moment for press freedom.”

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Published on April 11, 2019
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