Assange’s right to publish is our right to know. Find information here on protests, events, petitions to help to halt Julian Assange’s extradition.
Journalism is on trial
Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks and is charged by the Trump government with publishing the Afghan and Iraq war logs for which he could face 175 years in jail.
He is currently in Belmarsh prison and he is one week into his 4 week extradition hearing at Belmarsh Magistrates Court. Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray has said “he has all the symptoms of a torture victim, in terms of disorientation & difficulty in asserting their will & speaking coherently”
The UN working group on arbitrary detention issued a statement saying that “the right of Mr. Assange to personal liberty should be restored”.
Important Dates, Actions & Events
Future Actions – calls of action which you don’t want to miss out on
27 July – Assange court hearing scheduled ;
Extradition Hearing – 07 Sept Central Criminal Court Old Bailey
29 June – Assange court hearing scheduled ;
01 June – Assange court hearing scheduled ;
04 May – Assange court hearig scheduled ;
27 Apr – Assange court hearig scheduled ;
7 Apr Hearing at Woolwich (case management and anonymity issue of 2 witnesses);
25 Mar Westminster Magistrates’ Court (call-in by video);
24 Feb – Beginning of the extradition hearing;
Download resources for the campaign (posters, banners, flyers etc.)
- DoJ may attempt to delay Assange hearing past US election, warns Assange’s partner
- Quote from Kristinn Hrafnsson: 27.7.20 Westminster Magistrates’ Court Assange Hearing
- WikiLeaks, Afghan War Logs and Press Freedom
- Assange to appear over video link at Monday 27 July hearing
- Ask your MP to sign EDM 719
- Commons motion asks MPs to oppose extradition of Julian Assange
- Trade unionists back campaign to Free Assange
- ‘NOT IN OUR NAME: The Psychological Torture of Julian Assange’
- The premiere of John Furse’s myth-busting new documentary ‘NOT IN OUR NAME: The Psychological Torture of Julian Assange’
- Local councils across Australia call for Assange to be freed. Councils in the UK should follow their lead…
- 40+ Rights Groups Call on UK to Free Julian Assange
- Open Letter
Inspirational initiatives – News
Your Action Matters!
Your organisation can join our apeal to stop torture and extradiction of Julian Assange. Journalism is nota a crime. Inform us about your ideas for contribution- Send us an email
Campaigns supporting Julian AssangeView support campaigns →
The National Union of Journalists in the UK has issued a new call to stop the extradition to the US of Wikileaks founder Julian AssangeRead more →
Doctors from around the world have written an open letter to the UK home secretary about the plight of Julian Assange in London’s Belmarsh prisonRead more →
WikiLeaks has already published documents exposing cover-ups in these areas. Don’t let Trump stop this good work.
Collateral Murder is a classified US military video of a helicopter gunship slaying eighteen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad, including two Reuters journalists and their rescuers, documents a war crime.
The Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs showed the true number of civilian deaths in Iraq and is the most detailed record of war to date. It detailed the abuse and torture of prisoners by police and military in full knowledge of coalition forces.
The Global Intelligence Files revealed the inner workings of the private intelligence firm Stratfor that services the US government and large corporations such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency.
The WikiLeaks site has 284, 493 publications on nuclear issues. These documents traverse the nuclear fuel cycle – from uranium mining to nuclear waste – with many thousands exposing nuclear energy industry giants, and nuclear weapon threat assessments, numbers, doctrines and negotiations.
The Minton Report detailed how Dutch multinational company Trafigura had dumped toxic waste in the Ivory Coast affecting 108,000 people. The report had been suppressed through a super injunction that the Guardian and the BBC obeyed, but WikiLeaks exposed.
Government Meddling of Democracy
The Democratic National Committee Leaks consist of 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the US Democratic National Party leadership, which resulted in the resignation of five top officials who had stacked the chips against one of the two Democratic candidates, Bernie Sanders, to favour Hillary Clinton by pressuring media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, and black PR methods.
TPP, TTIP & TISA, aka the ‘Big 3Ts’, are major trade agreements being drafted and negotiated in secret without proper democratic oversight. WikiLeaks has provided multiple draft chapters and negotiating positions to the public, which have fueled social justice and fair trade movements throughout the world. The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are now stalled. The lesser known Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) between US, EU and 22 other countries accounts for two thirds of global GDP has been classified to keep it secret not just during the negotiations but for five years after the TiSA enters into force.
“Julian Assange shouldn’t be the subject of a grand jury hearing, he should be given a medal. He’s contributing to democracy.”
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture; Human Rights Chair, Geneva Academy;
“The case is a huge scandal and represents the failure of Western rule of law. If Julian Assange is convicted, it will be a death sentence for freedom of the press.”
Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe
“Julian Assange’s potential extradition has human rights implications that reach far beyond his individual case.”
Computer, trial and appellate lawyer
“The Assange prosecution looks more like an attack on core political speech protected by the First Amendment than a proper exercise of prosecutorial discretion.”
Leading academics, lawyers, journalists, press freedom/human rights groups, and politicians oppose the persecution of Julian Assange.
The legal team require financial assistance!
The US Attorney has unlimited funding. Whereas Julian Assange’s legal team which is lead by Gareth Peirce does not.
Throughout Europe you can make a tax-deductible donation toward Julian Assange and WikiLeaks’ staff legal costs.
Past events from the Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign
- ‘NOT IN OUR NAME: The Psychological Torture of Julian Assange’
- The Assange Case and Collateral Murder
- Julian Assange: Doctors speak out
- Prisons and the Covid crisis
- The US-UK Extradition Treaty – Should it be replaced?
- Whistleblowers for Assange
- Journalists speak out for Assange
- Collateral Murder – 10 Years On
- Demonstration over the extradition of Julian Assange at Parliament Square
- Press Freedom and the case of Julian Assange
- M.I.A at UK Home Office: “Don’t extradite Assange!”
- Roger Water “Wish You Were Here” at Home Office