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    Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protest against his arrest, near the British embassy in Berlin, Germany April 12, 2019. The signs read: No extradition to the U.S., Journalism is not a crime and Asylum for Assange in Berlin.

    Assange Backers Hold Vigil Outside Prison Where He's Allegedly Held (VIDEO)

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    The fight over the extradition of world-famous whistleblower Julian Assange continues after his arrest on Thursday. Many journalists have reportedly voiced their protest against the move, calling it a crime against free speech.

    After the arrest, Assange was charged with jumping bail in Westminster Magistrate's Court, which is expected to be used as the reason for extraditing him to the United States.

    There WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged with conspiracy to help former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning steal classified documents and could face up to five years in prison.

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    Commenting on his recent arrest, Assange's lawyers reportedly said the WikiLeaks founder will resist the extradition, which sets a "dangerous precedent where any journalist could face US charges for publishing truthful information about the United States".

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