Free Julian Assange. Do not extradite him.

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To the Government of the United Kingdom:

We the undersigned respectfully call on the appropriate authorities of the United Kingdom to immediately release Julian Assange, citizen of Australia, from Belmarsh prison where he is being unjustly and cruelly incarcerated.

Acting as a publisher through WikiLeaks, Mr. Assange has done the world a service in documenting the war crimes and other abuses of the United States and other governments, organizations, and corporations.

He is not charged with any crime or even misdemeanor in the United Kingdom, and has fully served his sentence for his single offense: jumping bail to avoid extradition to the United States via Sweden. He was not and is not charged with any crime in Sweden.

The sole charges against Mr. Assange originate in the United States, where he is charged with the publication of accurate information provided by informed sources, as well as with encouraging a source, and protecting a source. These are regular and necessary practices of journalism in a free and democratic society. The prosecution of a publisher for publishing accurate information that is clearly in the public interest is a threat to journalism and to democracy.

The "espionage" prosecution by the United States of a non-U.S. citizen who has not been in and is not in the United States would be an additional dangerous precedent to set.

It is quite clear that in its current treatment of Julian Assange, the United Kingdom is debasing itself as a mere instrument of political repression exercised by the United States. The current imprisonment of Mr. Assange is a blot on the United Kingdom’s judicial system, a disgrace to British decency.

There is every reason to fear an unfair trial, or cruel imprisonment without trial, in the United States. We appeal to your sense of justice to uphold the best traditions of British democracy and respect for human rights by immediately freeing, rather than extraditing, Julian Assange.


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Number Date Name Location Please add a comment.
8453 4 days ago Anonymous Gloucester, ot , GB
8452 1 week ago Bernadette McPhee Melbourne, VIC , AU Publishing Journalism, the TRUTH, is not a crime! The UK must not extradite Assange. #FreeAssangeNow
8451 1 week ago Vasiliki Akritidou London, GB+E7 , GB
8450 1 week ago Diane Orth Santa Monica, CA , US
8449 1 week ago Edward Juillard Chicago, IL , US
8448 1 week ago Robert Alft Voorheesville, US Exposing a crime is not a crime.
8447 1 week ago David Swanson Charlottesville, VA , US
8446 1 month ago Anonymous Dublin, IE+07 , IE #Free Assange, Journalism is not a crime
8445 1 month ago Anonymous GA , US
8444 1 month ago Ludovic Richard ruiz St-Maurice-La-Clouère, FR+B7 , FR
8443 1 month ago Anne COSTES Les Pavillons-sous-Bois, FR+A8 , FR
8442 1 month ago Alexandra Koleva The most important journalist of our time!
8441 1 month ago Alexandra Koleva the most important journalist of our time!
8440 2 months ago Bernadette McPhee Melbourne, VIC , AU #PublishingJournalismIsNotACrime Julian is a responsible global citizen being punished for his public interest journalism, exposing crimes against humanity and more! #FreeAssangeNow ...
8439 2 months ago Kevin Hely London, GB+17 , GB
8438 2 months ago Jan Cuerden Soton,
8437 2 months ago Helen Field Southampton , GB Julian Assange is a good man. Free him now, he has not committed any crimes.
8436 2 months ago Mark Phelan BROOKLYN, NY , US
8435 3 months ago Connor Underwood COLORADO SPRINGS, CO , US
8434 3 months ago Stephanie Goldbach Berlin, NY , DE
8433 3 months ago Martha Warren Portlaoise , IE+15 , IE Now we are glad to see journalists showing the atrocities of war in Ukraine. Making what Julian did even more important. Do the West want to follow Russia and censor journalism.
8432 3 months ago Nancy Roberts Wheaton, IL , US The people who should be imprisoned are the ones who committed the crimes that Assange has exposed. Justice for Julian Assange now!
8431 3 months ago Christine Jensen Tracy, CA , US
8430 3 months ago PETROULA TERZAKI ?stanbul , TR+34 , TR I am not in condition to write comment. I didn't sleep ,just took pain killers with out water. I will contact İHD İstanbul ask them for Not EXTRADİTİON Assange Julian to USA, Request İntervention to...
8429 3 months ago PETROULA TERZAKI ?stanbul , TR+34 , TR I am not in condition to write comment. I didn't sleep ,just took pain killers with out water. I will contact İHD İstanbul ask them for Not EXTRADİTİON Assange Julian to USA, Request İntervention to...
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