Hold Sadiq Khan to account over Julian Assange Arbitrary Detention

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With Lenin Moreno’s government signing on the dotted line of the IMF $4.2 billion deal we are reminded that “Since 2017 the US has privately stated to Ecuador that the deal has two political conditions: a plan to hand over … Continue reading

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Rest in Love genny Bove

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How can you pay tribute to someone so remarkable? She opened paths for others to follow, showed the way to solidarity leading by example, selfless, prolific in her action, true to her nature, constant in her dedication to peace and … Continue reading

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January 2019 Solidarity Actions in support of #WikiLeaks Julian #Assange

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We begin 2019 with the understanding that the democratisation of information access in the age of information pipelines pioneered by WikiLeaks leads to an increased pluralism of authoritative voices on public affairs, leading in turn to a better quality democracy … Continue reading

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Raise your banners for Assange! Tonight Jan 16th Parliament Square from 5pm

Raise your banners for the Freedom of Julian Assange the publisher of WikiLeaks! At a time when the UK government is shaking to its foundations we question whether we live in a real democracy or the political establishment is simply … Continue reading

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Support of Julian Assange going strong through the end of 2018

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Here are some of the action we took over the last months of 2018, our solidarity vigils continue Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3-5pm. Please join us in solidarity outside the Ecuadorian Embassy. For the Camden Catholic Worker 24/7 vigil outside the … Continue reading

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Vigil Call Out in support of Julian Assange Thursday 20th of December 1pm

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Join us in solidarity with Julian Assange the WikiLeaks publisher outside the Ecuadorian Embassy No 3 Hans Crescent, in London Knightsbridge tomorrow at 1pm in view of a visit by German Parliamentarians Heike Hänsel and Sevim Dagdelen, MdB. They form … Continue reading

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A letter to Harriet Harman MP by Sabine von Törne in support of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange

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During Autumn this year the most beautiful candle arrangements have been inspiring WL supporters outside the Ecuadorian Embassy and elsewhere with supportive messages for Julian Assange. The creator Sabine von Törne took her art a step further engaging her Member … Continue reading

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Home Office Nick Hurd about Extraditing Julian Assange to the US – June 2018

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We now know that Julian Assange has been indicted in the US. We also know that: “short of sealing will not adequately protect the needs of law enforcement at this time because, due to the sophistication of the defendant, and … Continue reading

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Vigil Call out: Solidarity with WikiLeaks Julian Assange Sunday 4/11/18 2pm

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As Julian Assange launches legal action against the unilateral imposition of a special protocol in violation of his Human Rights by Ecuador, we stand in solidarity with him and the people of WikiLeaks. On the 28th of November 2010 WikiLeaks … Continue reading

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Write to your MP asking No US Extradition for Julian #Assange of #WikiLeaks

British Autumn 2018
In Search of 650 Constituents

Leaving behind a summer full of solidarity action in the streets of London, let’s roll up our sleeves for Autumn solidarity for Julian Assange. Take this step with us utilising the right and privilege, open to us in democratic societies, to approach our Members of Parliament in the UK with a request to intervene asking that our government provide guarantees of non Extradition to the USA for Julian Assange, the Editor of WikiLeaks. Why should an uncharged man be detained by the UK for so long, isolated with his health deteriorating.

Julian Assange is an Australian and Ecuadorian citizen, but does he have the rights of any other resident in the UK? Does he have a member of Parliament to represent him in UK parliament like all the other people who reside in the UK? Certainly no MP has seemed to have taken up his cause or acknowledge Julian Assange as a Constituent. Yet, one million Commonwealth migrants can vote in the UK despite not having British citizenship. All these are interesting questions we are not in a position to answer, but what we can do is do the writing ourselves.

Here is a sample of what we can write to our Member of Parliament:

********* MP
House of Commons
London SW1 0AA                                            Day Month 2018

Dear **************

Re: No Extradition of Julian Assange to the US – A matter of Human Rights.

I appeal to you to cast your attention to this serious matter of human rights. I am very concerned to read in the British Medical Journal (I append article for your perusal) that Julian Assange’s health is deteriorating, and his condition may become life threatening if he is not released from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

He is unable to leave the embassy for the past six years and three months due to the risk he faces that while being physically detained by the UK authorities the US would ask for his extradition. His extradition, in relation to his work with WikiLeaks a media organisation with a stellar record of publishing truthful information over the last 12 years. The US/UK Extradition Treaty is so skewed to favour the US, there is little hope that Julian Assange’s human rights would be protected.

I recognise that there is a valid arrest warrant against him and as recent as February, in a legal challenge at Westminster Magistrates Court Judge Emma Arbuthnot upheld it, re-iterating that: ‘once at court a defendant will be given the opportunity to put an argument for reasonable cause’ regarding his failure to surrender to court, according to his bail conditions, due to seeking political asylum at the embassy.

The UK should recognise Julian Assange’s need for international protection vis-à-vis the USA so he can appear in the British Court without foregoing the protection of his human rights.

Recently I read that “Amnesty International believes that Julian Assange should not be extradited or subjected to any other transfer to the USA, where there are concerns that he would face a real risk of serious human rights violations due to his work with Wikileaks.” I hope you will be able to raise my concerns to the appropriate government departments and take a stand for not extraditing Julian Assange to the US.

In 2016 the UNWGAD announced that UK and Sweden arbitrarily detained Julian Assange, he should be freed and compensated. Sadly, subsequent UK governments refuse to comply with the UN expert body ruling saying that the opinion will have absolutely effect in their actions. Dinah PoKempner, general counsel of Human Rights Watch, said “This is not what one expects from democratic governments who usually support the UN mechanisms and international law.”

Upholding Human Rights is the only compass for ensuring our laws and traditions, do not become a mockery of justice.

I would like to thank you in advance for your time,

Yours sincerely

Name and Signature

When your MP answers your letter please send us his/her reply to JADC@protonmail.ch and we shall publish it here (your personal details will not be published). We have a whole Autumn and Winter to get busy to cover the whole of Britain, join this worthy effort in campaigning for Julian Assange’s freedom.

In solidarity!
#FreeAssange

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