Guests: Christine Assange (mother of Julian Assange)
and Jesselyn Radack Human Rights lawyer / whistleblower.
15 June 00:00
Special edition of Assange: Countdown To Freedom.
Christine Assange is the mother of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange. She reveals the personal and professional price paid for exposing truth and explains how the behavior of governments has forever changed her view of political leaders.
Renowned human rights attorney Jesselyn Radack founded the non-profit project Whistleblower & Source Protection Program (WHISPeR) to protect the most controversial and courageous truth-tellers in the world. She represents Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake, Bill Binney and John Kiriakou, who told the public the truth and have been exiled, criminally investigated, or prosecuted under the Espionage Act.
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