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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8409 2 weeks ago Dalzon Yves Terre de haut, GP
8408 2 weeks ago Teal Kells Calgary, AB , CA
8407 2 months ago Christine ROBERTO Pontoise, FR
8406 2 months ago Valérie Le Clanche Saint Denis 97400, RE
8405 4 months ago Alexis Maestre-Saborit Fort Myers, FL , US
8404 5 months ago John TOLIAN Oxnard, CA , US
8403 5 months ago Jean-Christophe RAVIS MARSEILLE, FR+B8 , FR
8402 6 months ago Alexistori Gonzalez Boutte, LA , US
8401 6 months ago Anonymous Pittsburgh, PA , US It is deeply disturbing to citizens when their governments spy on journalists/truthtellers and imprison a harmless man in a maximum security prison. It is clear you are trying to break him. If you...
8400 7 months ago Anonymous Terre de haut, FR+A9 , GP
8399 7 months ago Alexistori Gonzalez Boutte, LA , US
8398 7 months ago dominique lafond Rians, ot , FX
8397 8 months ago Alexistori GONZALEZ boutte, LA , US
8396 8 months ago Alexistori GONZALEZ boutte, LA , US
8395 8 months ago Mark Schlachtaub Luton, GB+A5 , GB
8394 9 months ago Sylvia Robert Lons, FR
8393 9 months ago Sylvia Robert Lons, FR
8392 9 months ago Arturo de Jesús Morales Camacho Acapulco, MX+12 , MX
8391 9 months ago Arturo de Jesús Morales Camacho Acapulco, MX+12 , MX
8390 9 months ago bessie novi la ciotat, FR LIBERTÉ POUR JULIAN ASSANGE
8389 10 months ago Ivan Bailen Louisville, KY , US
8388 10 months ago Monika Schween-Tihar DE This whole case is a disgrace. Let him go free and join his family. He has done nothing.
8387 10 months ago William Paxton Leicester, NC , US Reporting on war crimes is now a criminal offense, but war criminals ago free. Shame! The US has blood on its hands. #FreeJulianAssange.
8386 10 months ago Sylvia Robert Lons, FR
8385 10 months ago Jennifer Wohl Pahoa, HI , US
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