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Geneva mobilizes to demand the release of Julian Assange

Julian Assange’s partner, Stella Moris, traveled to Geneva last weekend to attend the Geneva call to free Assange. A press conference hosted by the Geneva Press Club launched the appeal, followed by a public inauguration of the AnythingToSay? Statue the following day.

The initiative’s six demands, included a call on the U.S. administration to drop the charges without delay, while urging the British authorities to resist any extradition attempt.

Among the personalities and speakers present were United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, the mayor of Geneva Frédérique Perler, Geneva Councilor of States Carlo Sommaruga, the secretary general of Reporters Without Borders Christophe Deloire, Member of the Grand Conseil Geneva Jean Rossiaud and the executive director of the Swiss Press Club Pierre Ruetschi.

“In no sane world should Julian Assange be in a prison cell for revealing concrete evidence of state crimes”

Watch Stella Moris’ full speech at the Geneva press conference here.

While in Geneva, Ms. Moris gave several interviews emphasizing that “All organizations defending press freedom are against the prosecution”, and that this case presents “the greatest threat to freedom of expression and of the press.” Ms. Moris added that she was pleased to see so much support in Geneva and the governments’ concern for Julian’s well-being.”

Prior to visiting Geneva. Ms. Moris attended a Paris press conference together with Julian Assange’s French lawyer Antoine Vey, in conjunction with the Association des Juristes de Sciences Po.

Watch Stella Moris’ interview with L’Humanité discussing the conditions Julian Assange faces while continuing to be unjustly detained. Unable to visit her partner since last October, Stella speaks of the “life and death” struggle for her partners life.

“It is unacceptable for a foreign power to be able tell Britain what to do. It’s time for President Joe Biden to drop the charges against Julian and Boris Johnson should ask him to do so at the G7 meeting in Cornwall this week. Hopefully then, justice will prevail.”

Read the latest interview in the Mail on Sunday with Stella Moris on Julian Assange’s indefinite imprisonment in a UK prison.

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