Statues Unveiled In Berlin To Honor Whistleblowers

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Lillian Boyd
U.S. whistleblowers Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange were honored for "courage in seeking truth" with life-size statues.

Life-sized statues of whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning were unveiled in Berlin by Germany’s Green party.

The artist behind the work is Italian sculptor Davide Dormino. He explained to Euronews that he wanted to represent three contemporary heroes who have lost their freedom for the sake of truth. The statues serve as a reminder of “how important it is to know the truth and have the courage to know the truth”

The promotional video for this artistic project, entitled Anything To Say, encourages free speech and free flow of information and urges viewers to seek knowledge for the sake of liberty.

"Be courageous because courage is contagious."

 

Edward Snowden is currently evading extradition in the US by taking asylum in Russia for releasing classified information regarding the National Security Agency.

 

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has taken Asylum in Ecuador’s London Embassy for accusations of rape and assault. 

 

Chelsea Manning is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking US intelligence and military.

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