Julian Assange

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

US politicians introduce law to prosecute Wikileaks

New legislation in the US Congress targets WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for espionage prosecution.

Representative Peter King, a New York Republican, introduced the Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful Dissemination, or SHIELD, Act on Tuesday. The bill would clarify US law by saying that it is an act of espionage to publish the protected names of American intelligence sources who collaborate with the military or intelligence agencies.

King introduced similar legislation in 2010. Senators John Ensign, Joe Lieberman and Scott Brown, introduced similar legislation in the Senate last week.

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