As I've read it, Assange said, in response to Manning's saying that Manning had run out of options to obtain material, "curious eyes find a way" or words to that effect. It is in fine points of law that definitions of "induced, asked, suggested, urged, pushed, etc" rest. So Assange might do 5 years to life, or likely death in custody for whatever definitions are attached to those words of "encouragement". I firmly believe that the persecution of Assange is a major turning point in the battle to maintain freedom of speech and action. People should be rising up about Assange, as the future, with his destruction as an example, looks a lot like China's social credit population control meeting a 1984 type dystopia. With Assange destroyed, how long before Wikileaks is only accessible by VPN, if it is not otherwise destroyed by State sponsored attacks , and whistleblowers are too cowed to risk the wrath of an all powerful information Overlord State. Then, any chance of monitoring the actions of our overlords and hence influencing them, is ancient history. We live in our bovine future hustling for another salt lick with our human potentials limited to those the state approves.