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Journalism is on Trial

WikiLeaks editor and publisher Julian Assange is facing a 175 year sentence for publishing truthful information in the public interest.

Julian Assange is being sought by the current US administration for publishing US government documents which exposed war crimes and human rights abuses. The politically motivated charges represent an unprecedented attack on press freedom and the public’s right to know – seeking to criminalise basic journalistic activity.

If convicted Julian Assange faces a sentence of 175 years, likely to be spent in extreme isolation.

The UN working group on arbitrary detention issued a statement saying that “the right of Mr. Assange to personal liberty should be restored”.
Massimo Moratti of Amnesty International has publicly stated on their website that, “Were Julian Assange to be extradited or subjected to any other transfer to the USA, Britain would be in breach of its obligations under international law.”
Human Rights Watch published an article saying, “The only thing standing between an Assange prosecution and a major threat to global media freedom is Britain. It is urgent that it defend the principles at risk.”
The NUJ has stated that the “US charges against Assange pose a huge threat, one that could criminalise the critical work of investigative journalists & their ability to protect their sources”.

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Noam Chomsky

Academic, activist 

“Julian Assange shouldn’t be the subject of a grand jury hearing, he should be given a medal. He’s contributing to democracy.”

Agnes Callamard

Secretary General of Amnesty International

“Assange must NEVER be extradited to the USA. It’s a serious threat to him personally and freedoms we usually honor, such as press freedom, freedom of expression and FOI.”

Dunja Mijatović

Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe

“Julian Assange’s potential extradition has human rights implications that reach far beyond his individual case.”

Nils Melzer

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.”

Leading academics, lawyers, journalists, press freedom/human rights groups, and politicians oppose the persecution of Julian Assange.

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Campaigns supporting Julian Assange

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Assange ‘in a lot of pain’ says partner after prison visit

Julian Assange’s partner has visited him in prison for the first time in almost six months, and said he looked much thinner than last time she saw him. Continue reading →

Julian Assange’s hidden family revealed:
top secrets inside the Embassy

60 Minutes Australia watch video ↓

Julian Assange’s Fiancée Sits Down With Revolver
to Reveal Deep State’s Plot to Erase Our First Amendment

Read the interview with the Revolver here.

Stella Moris – partner of Julian Assange and the mother of his two sons

She is fighting against his extradition to the United States.

“My partner, the journalist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, is fighting extradition to the United States and faces 175 years in prison. I and many others are joined in that fight – against extradition and his continuing imprisonment. We are appealing for your help.” —Stella Moris

Julian Assange’s second anniversary in Belmarsh this Sunday 11 April 2021 Read the latest case update by Stella Moris

Click here to contact Stella Moris

Journalistic achievements

WikiLeaks has published extensively on many major subject matters, from countries all around the world. Here are just some of its major publication areas:

Important Dates, Actions & Events

UPCOMING HEARINGS

TBD

PAST HEARINGS & COURT DATES

27-28 October – US Appeal Hearing – Royal Courts of Justice

11 AugustPreliminary US Appeal – 9am Royal Courts of Justice

5 JanuaryBail application10am Westminster Magistrates’ Court

4 January 2021 – Extradition Hearing VerdictCentral Criminal Court Old Bailey;

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