John Young, founder of the website cryptome.org, joins CN Live! to explain why he asked the U.S. Justice Dept. to make him a co-defendant with Julian Assange. Tonight, 8 pm EST.
John Young, the founder of Cryptome.org has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to make him a co-defendant alongside Julian Assange if he is extradited to the U.S., because Young, an American citizen, published the same classified material as Wikileaks.
“Cryptome published the decrypted unredacted State Department Cables on September 1, 2011 prior to publication of the cables by WikiLeaks,” Young wrote in a Justice Department submission form this week.
“No US official has contacted me about publishing the unredacted cables since cryptome published them,” he wrote. “I respectfully request that the Department of Justice add me as a co-defendant in the prosecution of Mr. Assange under the Espionage Act.”
Watch John Young at 8 pm EST Friday with your co-hosts Elizabeth Vos and Joe Lauria. Produced by Cathy Vogan.
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