Join us for a Solidarity Vigil Monday 16th of March 2015 at 5 pm outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in Support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, marking his 1000 days under the protection of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London’s Knightsbridge. We shall meet at 5pm on the pavement opposite the Ecuadorian Embassy at No 3 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London.
We shall hold posters, banners, in respectful solidarity with Julian Assange, the Editor of WikiLeaks who will be spending his 1000 day inside the Embassy without sun, part of an arbitrary and inhumane pre-trial detention that has been going on since his initial arrest in Britain December 7th 2010.
Help us hoist our new vigil banner, an amazing Infographic telling the trials and tribulations of the WikiLeaks Editor, hounded by established powers bend on restricting the operation of his radical publishing organisation.
His visit to Sweden in the Summer of 2010, initially as a response to a raid in the UK…
In early August  it emerged that the FBI were conducting anti-WikiLeaks operations inside the United Kingdom. One of these operations, a cooperation between the FBI and the British police, involved the raid of the alleged source’s mother’s home in Wales, and the interrogation of his mother and aunt by US Special Agents.
If you have not yet read John Pilger’s article “The Siege of Julian Assange is a farce” it is an absolute must! He says:
The siege of Knightsbridge is a farce. For two years, an exaggerated, costly police presence around the Ecuadorean embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state. Their quarry is an Australian charged with no crime, a refugee from gross injustice whose only security is the room given him by a brave South American country. His true crime is to have initiated a wave of truth-telling in an era of lies, cynicism and war.
The persecution of Julian Assange must end.
On 18 March 2008, a war on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was foretold in a secret Pentagon document prepared by the “Cyber Counterintelligence Assessments Branch”. It described a detailed plan to destroy the feeling of “trust” which is WikiLeaks’ “centre of gravity”. This would be achieved with threats of “exposure [and] criminal prosecution”. Silencing and criminalising this rare source of independent journalism was the aim, smear the method. Hell hath no fury like great power scorned.
He has been detained for more that 1500 days without charge. On 25 February 2015 Julian Assange filed his appeal before the Supreme Court of Sweden to dismiss the Swedish Warrant. Separate petition to the UN Working Group for Arbitrary Detainment has been made highlighting the role UK and Sweden have played in Sweden’s longest running case of pre–trial deprivation of liberty. Fair Trials International have published a legal opinion regarding the right to effectively access and invoke evidence in criminal proceedings in pre-trial detention.
Come to the vigil!
As he awaits to hear the latest developments in this legal and political case, we stand in solidarity. He is inside, We are outside. We continue on our path of solidarity with WikiLeaks Editor Julian Assange and its staff, in solidarity also with Chelsea Manning, Jeremy Hammond, Barrett Brown, Edward Snowden and all those who taking a decision to act on a principle for the common good have placed their life in danger and have paid and are paying a heavy price in their personal and professional life. Join Us!
Free Julian Assange! Thank you Ecuador!