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.
8351 3 days ago Theresa Kelly Albuquerque, NM , US
8350 1 week ago Melinda Csonkane Liptak Szekesfehervar, HU+08 , HU
8349 1 week ago Peter Battelino Ljubljana, ot , SI
8348 2 weeks ago Susana Da Cunha CH "Who uncovers war crimes may not be handed over to the war criminals!" #FreeAssange
8347 2 weeks ago Jim Bier Ferrum, VA , US World citizen. Give him a pension and a medal.
8346 2 weeks ago Kathy Lewis London, ON , CA The US is a torture state and what is on trial is Truth.
8345 2 weeks ago Duane McCormick Grove City, OH , US
8344 3 weeks ago Susan Mortimer Arlington, MA , US
8343 3 weeks ago Adele Roof Charlottesville, VA , US
8342 3 weeks ago Danny Dyche Hillsboro, OR , US
8341 3 weeks ago Margaret McDERMOTT Nottimgham, His treatment is a disgrace to our judicial sysem.
8340 3 weeks ago Bob Sapey Garstang, GB
8339 3 weeks ago Julie gosling nottingham,, GB+J9 , GB a voice of freedom
8338 3 weeks ago Lisa Brikowski Dover, NJ , US
8337 3 weeks ago Sherry Bender New York, NY , US
8336 3 weeks ago David Swanson Charlottesville, VA , US
8335 3 weeks ago Ian Drummond Edinburgh, GB+84 , GB
8334 3 weeks ago Christian Baltz Strasbourg, FR
8333 3 weeks ago Nicole Jonier-Baltz Strasbourg, ot , FR
8332 3 weeks ago Thomas Fisk Darlington, GB+D1 , GB
8331 1 month ago Yves Dalzon Terre-de-Haut, GP
8330 1 month ago thomas julia l'etang salé, FR+A2 , FR
8329 1 month ago Tibo Domi ot ,
8328 3 months ago Nin Oaks Toronto, ON , CA
8327 3 months ago Nin Oaks Toronto, ON , CA
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