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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8461 2 weeks ago Anonymous Brisbane, AU Tragically the terrorism in the West is being committed by our own governments, USA, UK and Australia, against honourable citizens. You don't evan have to expose Gov crimes as Assange did. Turn arou...
8460 4 weeks ago Tresilla Wood Rustington , GB+P6 , GB
8459 1 month ago Tresilla Wood Rustington , GB+P6 , GB
8458 5 months ago Tresilla Wood Rustington , GB+P6 , GB
8457 7 months ago craig johnston dundee, GB
8456 8 months ago Aya Ezzedine Zagazig , EG+14 , EG
8455 8 months ago Kalle Borch Praha, CZ+52 , CZ
8454 9 months ago Tresilla Wood Rustington , GB+P6 , GB Journalism is not a crime, this is heinous political persecution and torture of a heroic multi award winning journalist by a few despicable corrupt states.
8453 9 months ago Anonymous Gloucester, ot , GB
8452 9 months ago Bernadette McPhee Melbourne, VIC , AU Publishing Journalism, the TRUTH, is not a crime! The UK must not extradite Assange. #FreeAssangeNow
8451 9 months ago Vasiliki Akritidou London, GB+E7 , GB
8450 10 months ago Diane Orth Santa Monica, CA , US
8449 10 months ago Edward Juillard Chicago, IL , US
8448 10 months ago Robert Alft Voorheesville, US Exposing a crime is not a crime.
8447 10 months ago David Swanson Charlottesville, VA , US
8446 10 months ago Anonymous Dublin, IE+07 , IE #Free Assange, Journalism is not a crime
8445 11 months ago Anonymous Marietta, GA , US
8444 11 months ago Ludovic Richard ruiz St-Maurice-La-Clouère, FR+B7 , FR
8443 11 months ago Anne COSTES Les Pavillons-sous-Bois, FR+A8 , FR
8442 11 months ago Alexandra Koleva The most important journalist of our time!
8441 11 months ago Alexandra Koleva the most important journalist of our time!
8440 11 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 11 months ago Kevin Hely London, GB+17 , GB
8438 11 months ago Jan Cuerden Soton,
8437 11 months ago Helen Field Southampton , GB Julian Assange is a good man. Free him now, he has not committed any crimes.
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