Global Protest: Free Assange
An Australian journalist and publisher Julian Assange has been imprisoned on April 2019 in London for publishing documents about US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Assange had been previously given numerous awards for his revolutionary journalistic accomplishments and 8 Nobel Peace Prize nominations. He is now facing 175 years in prison if extradited to the USA.
On 24th February 2020 his extradition hearings will start at Woolwich Crown Court in London (near Belmarsh prison, where he’s currently held).
“American prosecution of Assange does not only represent the biggest international threat for the freedom of press, but also a gross violation of human rights and the universal right to access information of public interest”, warned numerous human rights organizations and press associations (Amnesty International, United Nations, Human Rights Watch, Council of Europe, International Federation of Journalists, European Federation of Journalists, Centre For Investigative Journalism, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Reporters Without Borders).
If you care about the media integrity and freedom of investigative journalism, you are welcome to join a protest near you, or ask our help to organize your own.
Free posters and banners in pdf can be found on: http://somersetbean.com/free-assange/
If you can, please donate to the official Wikileaks defence fund: defend.wikileaks.org
Or to Wikileaks GoFundMe Public Defence Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/julian-assange-and-wikileaks-public-defence-fund
We kindly ask you to sign the petitions to free Assange:
Protests will be held in:
🇬🇧 London: https://www.facebook.com/events/2521634561429228/
🇳🇿 Auckland: https://www.facebook.com/events/1232856770245900/
🇳🇿 Wellington: https://www.facebook.com/events/859953061104531/
🇦🇺 Brisbane: https://www.facebook.com/events/3399889370053246/
🇦🇺 Sydney: https://www.facebook.com/events/2581708515487767/
🇦🇺 Adelaide: https://www.facebook.com/events/391118988420704/
🇦🇺 Melbourne: https://www.facebook.com/events/181534846608542/
🇬🇷 Athens: https://www.facebook.com/events/2727868130595476/
🇧🇪 Brussels: https://www.facebook.com/events/177534723588502/
🇸🇮 Ljubljana: https://www.facebook.com/events/855643318212176/
🇫🇷 Nice: https://www.facebook.com/events/183743022868880/
🇺🇸 New York: https://www.facebook.com/events/495118358070597/
🇺🇸 Washington DC: https://www.facebook.com/events/3294119533991549/
🇺🇸 San Francisco: https://www.facebook.com/events/510693426250360/
🇲🇽 Mexico City: https://www.facebook.com/events/609154946543752/
February 24, 2020 - 12:00 am