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Revealing war crimes is not a crime.
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 isolation which would drive him to commit suicide.
UK District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled it would be oppressive to extradite him to the United States of America and refused to extradite him, yet the case eventually moved to the UK Supreme Court where it overruled the decision and Assange's extradition request moved forward to the UK Home Sectretary.
Priti Patel has now signed the request to extradite Assange.
Assange's legal team are fighting the extradition and have now filed an appeal to the High Court. The High Court now must approve the grounds of the appeal.
If the UK extradites Assange it would violate Article 4 of the US-UK extradition treaty which bars extradition for political offences.
Extraditing Julian Assange to the United States would kill him.
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 stated: “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”.
"Julian Assange shouldn’t be the subject of a grand jury hearing, he should be given a medal. He’s contributing to democracy."
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."
Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe
“Julian Assange’s potential extradition has human rights implications that reach far beyond his individual case."
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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Interview: Stella Moris with Stundin
Julian Assange’s hidden family revealed: top secrets inside the Embassy
Activism – London
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
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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
Journalistic Awards and WikiLeaks achievements
WikiLeaks and Julian Assange have published extensively on many major subject matters, from countries all around the world. Here are just some of Julian Assange's awards and WikiLeaks major revelations published:
The Economist New Media Award (2008)
The Amnesty New Media Award (2009)
Award of Distinction in the Digital Communities (2009)
Le Monde Person of the Year (2010)
The Sydney Peace Foundation Gold Medal (2011)
The Sam Adams Award for Integrity (2010)
The National Union of Journalists Journalist of the Year (Hrafnsson) (2011)
TIME Magazine Person of the Year, People’s Choice (highest global vote) (2010)
The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism (2011)
The Blanquerna Award for Best Communicator (2011)
The Walkley Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism (2011)
The International Piero Passetti Journalism Prize of the National Union of Italian Journalists (2011)
The Voltaire Award for Free Speech (2011)
The Jose Couso Press Freedom Award (2011)
The Privacy International Hero of Privacy (2012)
The Brazillian Press Association Human Rights Award (2013)
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 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.
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.
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. The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are now stalled.
Wars and Refugees
WikiLeaks released two classified EU documents, outlining the planned military intervention against boats travelling from Libya to Italy. The more significant of the two documents was written by the combined military defence chiefs of the EU member states. The plan was formally approved by representatives from all 28 countries on 18 May 2015.
Important Dates, Actions & Events
PAST HEARINGS & COURT DATES
17 May - Defence submits arguments to Priti Patel
31 May - Final day for Priti Patel to make her decision by.
20 April - Westminster Magistrate's Court, AM
27-28 October - US Appeal Hearing - Royal Courts of Justice
11 August - Preliminary US Appeal - 9am Royal Courts of Justice
5 January - Bail application - 10am Westminster Magistrates' Court
4 January 2021 - Extradition Hearing Verdict - Central Criminal Court Old Bailey;
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