The New York Times reports:
A coalition of civil liberties and human rights groups urged the Biden administration on Monday to drop efforts to extradite the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain and prosecute him, calling the Trump-era case against him “a grave threat to press freedom.”
The coalition sent a letter urging a change in course before a Friday deadline for the Justice Department to file a brief in a London court.
The Freedom of the Press Foundation organized the letter. Other signers — about two dozen groups — included the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International USA, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and Human Rights Watch.
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New: Biden-era DOJ faces a litigation deadline of Friday to decide whether it will keep working to extradite Julian Assange. A coalition of rights groups today urged the new admin to instead drop the Trump-era case, saying it threatens press freedoms. https://t.co/qgPuKmmYMi
— Charlie Savage (@charlie_savage) February 8, 2021