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UK: Assange arrest is 'a warning to other journalists' - Pink Floyd’s Waters *PARTNER CONTENT*

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October 25, 2019 at 17:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

British rock legend and Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters said Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is being punished for “stepping out of line and doing his job as a journalist”, speaking via video link from New York City to RT’s Afshin Rattansi Going on Underground show in London on Friday.

Assange was one of the few journalist who “are prepared to take the risk of actually reporting the reality of our lives to us, to we, the people,” Rogers said.

“They are clearly trying as hard as they can to kill him. Julian Assange is becoming a warning to other journalists that if you tell the truth - particularly to power - 'we will get you'. And that is the message," he concluded.

Earlier this week Westminster Magistrates Court refused to delay Assange’s US extradition hearing, which is scheduled for February.

Assange completed his sentence for skipping bail on September 22, but remained in jail as a judge believed he could flee before the February hearing.

He is facing the extradition request on espionage charges related to the publication of classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010.

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British rock legend and Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters said Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is being punished for “stepping out of line and doing his job as a journalist”, speaking via video link from New York City to RT’s Afshin Rattansi Going on Underground show in London on Friday.

Assange was one of the few journalist who “are prepared to take the risk of actually reporting the reality of our lives to us, to we, the people,” Rogers said.

“They are clearly trying as hard as they can to kill him. Julian Assange is becoming a warning to other journalists that if you tell the truth - particularly to power - 'we will get you'. And that is the message," he concluded.

Earlier this week Westminster Magistrates Court refused to delay Assange’s US extradition hearing, which is scheduled for February.

Assange completed his sentence for skipping bail on September 22, but remained in jail as a judge believed he could flee before the February hearing.

He is facing the extradition request on espionage charges related to the publication of classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010.

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