On February 5 this year, UNWGAD published their opinion that Julian Assange is Arbitrarily Detained by UK and Sweden. Both countries are signatories to the International Treaties upon which the UN group based their investigation and ruling, the two countries should follow the UN opinion that they should free and compensate the WikiLeaks Editor. But whilst these governments are pre-occupied with power politics disregarding a very important Human Rights issue, we can take action in Julian Assange’s defence by raising awareness of his case and standing in solidarity by his side.
On The 28th of May 2016 we gathered outside the embassy with banners, posters and distributed hundreds of flyers to passers by, discussing the latest news, sharing ideas for future action and sending our hopes and wishes for Julian Assange’s release.
Ciaron O’Reilly shared with us a statement, marking 2000 Days of Julian’s Arbitrary Detention by the UK and Sweden.
Many of us held posters and chanted Free Assange, thanking Ecuador for their courage in standing up for a persecuted man whose work with WikiLeaks has offered so much in strengthening Civil Society worldwide.
Detained without charge for five and a half years in the UK, steps once again are being taken by Julian Assange’s legal team to have the Swedish Arrest Warrant rescinded. In the months to come we will continue our solidarity actions repeating again and again for Sweden and UK to Free Assange now!
As long as he is in the embassy, we will be outside in solidarity with him.
We shall be victorious!
Join our next action in his defence marking Julian Assange’s 4 years of refuge inside the Ecuadorian Embassy. We shall gather On Sunday the 19th of June 2016 outside number 3 Hans Crescent at 4 in the afternoon.
In solidarity #FreeAssange !