WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange turns himself in to authorities in London today. He was arrested and taken to court where he invoked his right to fight extradition to Sweden where he is facing two charges of sexual assault.
Mr. Assange asserts that the charges in Sweden are politically motivated and are indeed retaliation for the documents leaked last week which caused a riff in the international community.
Mr. Assange assets have been frozen in a veiled attempt to shut down WikiLeaks. He has been denied bail and will be held for extradition hearings.
U. S. authorities say they will not be seeking extradition of Mr. Assange to the United States to face charges as he has broken no law here.
Many are asking the question “Is any journalist safe if those in power disagree with his or her reporting?”