Wikileaks was founded in 2006 and became popular in 2010, when they published gunfight footage from the 12 July 2007 Baghdad air strike. Iraqi journalists were among those killed by an AH-64 Apache helicopter, known as the “Collateral Murder”.The founder and director of Wikileaks Julian Assange, who is now living in the Ecuadorian Embassy. He has been accused of terrorism by the US because he published illegalities committed by the army. If the US army hadn’t committed any crimes, Julian wouldn’t have been able to publish any secrets. Unfortunately, when journalists like him decide to investigate crimes of war, they face prosecution from governments.
Julian has also been accused of raping a Swedish woman. However, he has become very popular all around the world, and it seems that the only strategy with which to attack him is to destroy his popularity. This is the true state of freedom that exists in the world. It makes me think that anyone who is brave enough to investigate crimes of war could face a life prosecution. In my opinion, Wikileaks has been doing a great job since it was founded. think that the neutrality that they have maintained is important. They have disclosed millions of leaks from all countries around the world without any bias. Without Wikileaks, we could not be aware of about what governments do, and what they are trying to hide from the public. No one should be prosecuted for investigating crimes committed by governments.
Now, let’s talk about Lauri Love, a 31-year-old man from the UK, who could be extradited to the USA and face 99 years in prison.He’s accused of hacking into governmental agencies including the US Army, NASA, and the Federal Reserve, among others. I am not saying that he did not commit any crimes, because if he hacked into some federal agencies he committed a crime, but I can’t understand several things in this case .
In fact, if he is extradited to the USA he would face 99 years in prison. However, the same crimes in the UK result in a year and a half in prison. I see many inconsistencies in this case. the judge ruled against him and the British Judge ruled that Lauri Love can be extradited to the United States on hacking charges. He still can appeal. I want to remember that in accordance to several doctors, Lauri Love if ever extradited could commit suicide since he suffers from Asperger’s.
Let’s unify and change this system peacefully!