This event was originally planned for the 17th of October but was subsequently changed to the 14th of November as the questioning of Julian Assange was shifted to that date.
Political Asylum, Arbitrary Detention.
Julian Assange will remain in UK and Swedish history as the individual whose rights were trampled upon by states drunk in their own power. He was put through an extradition process in the UK whose decision has consequently been found to be in error by the UK Supreme Court, was arrested on a warrant found unjust by Parliament who legislated against it, was granted political asylum to protect his life and work from political persecution, was found to be arbitrarily detained by the highest authority in the world in such matters, UNWGAD, still he has not benefitted from all these developments. Politics is what keep him in his current state.
There is no justice when basic human rights are trampled upon to serve the prestige of an unfair judicial system and its representatives, a system without Human Rights bar, without oversight. Neither is justice done when legal process involving both the police and judicial authorities of two countries are subject to political interference. There is no justice when vast sums of public money are expended in the name of upholding the law when in fact they are spent in covering up the deep hypocrisy of states’ power, when they feel such power is under threat from scrutiny. Neither is justice done when again public money is expended in creating cultural bias and prejudice against a man without a path to recourse.
We call a solidarity vigil on Monday the 14th of November outside the Ecuadorian Embassy at 9am to remind those who have prevaricated for six years, those who have sabotaged the progress of the legal process, those who engaged the powers of two states to hold Julian Assange Arbitrarily Detained that we stand witness at the injustice.
The beauty of our societies is that our human nature forever will gaze the horizon with hope and since Julian Assange’s horizon is hindered by the walls of the Ecuadorian Embassy which has become his refuge from persecution, our eyes will do this work. Gazing into the horizon with hope, standing witness, standing in respectful solidarity, together.
Please join us!
The place: Outside the Ecuadorian Embassy, No 3 Hans Crescent London,
nearest tube station: Knightsbridge, (Piccadilly Line)
The Time: Monday 14th of November 2016 from 9am to 12 noon.
This special vigil outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London is very important as this is the day the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be finally questioned enabling some progress regarding the outstanding Swedish case. Please visit http://www.justice4assange.com website for the latest developments in this case.
If you are unable to attend, but still wish to show your support, please share with us a statement of support special for the occasion which we can read out during the event.