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President of Mexico describes Julian Assange as a Quixote of freedom of expression


Julian-AssangeAndrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, said the day before that Julian Assange, creator of WikiLeaks, is “a Quixote of freedom of expression and does not deserve to be in jail.” In his morning press conference yesterday at the National Palace, the president made the comment when referring to the lies and misrepresentations in the opposing press and social networks about his government and civil society.He asked young people to investigate why they have Assange in prison.

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Guards Retaliate Against Inmates In Growing Prison Hunger Strike

United State

The Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike has gained considerable momentum. The renewed strike began last week and is the second such mass action staged by inmates in less than six months to draw attention to overly punitive treatment. Thousands of inmates have reportedly joined the effort in prisons throughout California and across three additional states, despite efforts by prison administration to crackdown on inmates.