Breaking: Snowden: “Dark Moment for Press Freedom,” response to Assange Arrest


Whistleblower Edward Snowden called the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a “dark moment for press freedom.”


Snowden Comments on Arrange Arrest

Snowden was moved by the images of “award-winning” journalist Assange being dragged by Ecuadorian authorities out of Ecuador’s embassy to hand him over to UK police, and sees it as a sign of things to come – the end of freedom of the press.

Snowden took to Twitter shortly after Assange’s arrest to comment, writing:

“Images of Ecuador’s ambassador inviting the UK’s secret police into the embassy to drag a publisher of–like it or not–award-winning journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books. Assange’s critics may cheer, but this is a dark moment for press freedom.”