Julian Assange called on the US on Sunday to cease its war on whistleblowers. He also blasted Russia for imposing a 2-year sentence on three members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot for their protest song in an Eastern Orthodox cathedral.
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Juan Cole is the founder and chief editor of Informed Comment. He is Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History at the University of Michigan He is author of, among many other books, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Follow him on Twitter at @jricole or the Informed Comment Facebook Page