Julian Assange case reflects US, UK hypocrisy on press freedom: China

6/20/2022 9:00:00 PM
Julian Assange case reflects US, UK hypocrisy on press freedom: China

The case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reflects the 'hypocrisy' of the US and the UK over press freedom, China says

The case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reflects the 'hypocrisy' of the US and the UK over press freedom, China says

“People are treated either as heroes if they expose other countries or as criminals if they expose the US,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin says.

Coming down heavily on the Western countries over press freedom, China has said the case of incarcerated WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reflected the "hypocrisy" of the US and the UK.“The case of Julian Assange is a mirror. It reflects the hypocrisy of the US and the UK on press freedom,” Wang Wenbin, spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry, told a news conference on Monday in Beijing.

“People are free to expose other countries but subject to severe punishment if they expose the US,” said Wang, responding to a question on Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, whose extradition order was signed last Friday by British Home Secretary Priti Patel.

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