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Stella Assange in Rome and Bologna, Italy

7 March 2023 Rome, Italy

The Faculty of Political Science of the Sapienza University of Rome was packed with students addressed by Stella Assange, MEP Sabrina Pignedoli, Prof. Maria Cristina Marchetti and Prof. Alessandro Guerra.

Chaired by journalist Riccardo Iacona, who hosts the popular TV series Presa Diretta, emphasized how much the Assange case “touches us all, touches the core of European values”. Julian’s extradition would be “a setback for our democracy; indeed, it would call it into question.”

Stella pointed out to the political science students, “this detention, now lasting four years, is completely arbitrary, as were arbitrary the previous seven years of forced confinement in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London – and this is not my opinion, but the opinion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.”

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The second meeting in the Parliamentary Groups Hall was packed to hear Stella explain how Julian’s relentless judicial persecution is, in fact, “an attack on freedom of the press.

“Is a political case, not a legal one; the solution therefore must be political. The UK has got Julian; the US wants to get him; between the two, Europe must intervene to say enough is enough and to save him. Each of you opinion makers can contribute to his release by making your voices heard… now.”

Promoted by the European Parliamentarian Sabrina Pignedoli with the collaboration of the Italian Parliamentarian Stefania Ascari it brought together, alongside Stella, the President of the National Order of Journalists, Carlo Bartoli, the popular journalist and former Parliamentarian Alessandro Di Battista, and Maddalena Oliva, deputy editor of the widely-read daily Il Fatto Quotidiano.

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Later on Stella Assange attended an event in Sala Borsa in Bologna on freedom of information alongside Sabrina Pignedoli, Steania Ascari moderated by journalist Luca Ponzi.

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