Assange Held Back War Docs To Protect Lives, Witness Says

Law360, London (September 16, 2020, 6:34 PM BST) -- WikiLeaks withheld 15,000 U.S. military documents about the Afghanistan War "to protect the innocent from being harmed," a former reporter at German newspaper Der Spiegel said at Julian Assange's London extradition hearing Wednesday.

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protest in London on Sept. 14. Assange is fighting extradition to the U.S. where he is wanted on charges of espionage and computer hacking. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The claim was made by investigative reporter John Goetz as he gave evidence via videolink at London's Central Criminal Court as a witness for Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is fighting extradition to...

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