Disturbing article about the threats Wikileaks founder faces

Whether you like him or not, Julian Assange is a journalist. People who have called for his execution effectively are calling for his murder. He hasn't committed treason. He is not an enemy of America for publicising embarrassing secrets. He didn't steal the information, he provides it. In which case he could be arrested for something relating to espionage. Any attempt made on his life would be attempted murder.