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.
8392 1 week ago Ron Unger Dallas, TX , US
8391 1 week ago Arturo de Jesús Morales Camacho Acapulco, MX+12 , MX
8390 1 week ago Arturo de Jesús Morales Camacho Acapulco, MX+12 , MX
8389 1 week ago bessie novi la ciotat, FR LIBERTÉ POUR JULIAN ASSANGE
8388 2 weeks ago Ivan Bailen Louisville, KY , US
8387 2 weeks ago Monika Schween-Tihar DE This whole case is a disgrace. Let him go free and join his family. He has done nothing.
8386 2 weeks 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.
8385 2 weeks ago Sylvia Robert Lons, FR
8384 3 weeks ago Jennifer Wohl Pahoa, HI , US
8383 3 weeks ago Anonymous Pompano Beach , FL , US
8382 3 weeks ago Bettina Netri Sierra madre, CA , US
8381 3 weeks ago Lily Pink New York City, NY , US Assange is a hero, not a criminal...it's the criminals who are torturing him..
8380 3 weeks ago Tina Peckham LaCrosse, WI , US
8379 3 weeks ago Rena Leib Cambridge, MA , US
8378 3 weeks ago Anonymous Waltham, MA , US
8377 4 weeks ago Elisabeth Bouchet TOULON, FR+B8 , FR
8376 4 weeks ago Anonymous Seraing, BE+04 , BE Je soutiens la liberté d’expression et estime que Julian Assange a agit en tant que lanceur d’alerte.
En démocratie, il est nécessaire que des personnes comme lui nous informent de tout ce que ...
8375 4 weeks ago Marie Isaia Saint-Laurent-du-Var (06700), FR+B8 , FR
8374 4 weeks ago kim mathy 4171 poulseur, BE+04 , BE
8373 1 month ago Bernard Cowez Jumet, BE+03 , BE
8372 1 month ago Anonymous Pompano Beach , FL , US
8371 1 month ago Anonymous Marrakech, MA
8370 1 month ago Marie Heumann Montpellier, FR Freedom for Julian Assange
8369 1 month ago Anisha Joshi Kathmandu, NP
8368 1 month ago Joe Emersberger Windsor, ON , CA
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