Our Vigil has been brought forward to 12 noon to allow supporters to enjoy Julian Assange’s speech at 13:00. Vigil organisers will remain till after 5pm to accommodate people who cannot make the earlier time. New Vigil call out blog post: https://wiseupaction.info/2017/06/15/julian-assange-to-speak-monday-19th-of-june-2017-join-our-solidarity-action/
On the 19th of May 2017 the Swedish Prosecution has closed the case against Julian Assange and will be rescinding the Swedish and therefore also the European Arrest Warrant against him. The Metropolitan Police has stated they still intend to arrest him the moment he steps outside the Ecuadorian embassy due to an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear to court (skipping bail). We continue to stand in solidarity with Julian Assange and ask for his release after almost seven long years of Arbitrary Detention.
Original Post from the 17/04/2017:
The fifth anniversary of Julian Assange, Editor in Chief of WikiLeaks, entering the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to seek political asylum is upon us on Monday 19th of June 2017.
We Thank Ecuador for their brave stand in protecting his life and work. For five years he had no sunlight but with his WikiLeaks work has been throwing light on the darkest corners of governments and big business. Join us in celebrating his work within this great movement.
Stand in Solidarity!
What: Solidarity Vigil in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks
When: Monday 19/06/2017 from 12:00 noon
Where: Ecuadorian Embassy in London, No 3 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge
By Tube: Knightsbridge Tube Station ( Piccadilly Line)
Contact: Emmy Butlin 07952 434569
We send a call out to all individuals, human rights groups and organisations, members of the public, to join us in marking the anniversary, showing solidarity and thanking brave Ecuador for protecting Julian Assange’s human rights by granting him political asylum.
The United Nations Working Group in Arbitrary Detention in a long investigation which both Sweden and the UK participated has published its opinion in February 5th 2016 and confirm it November 29th the same year. In it it found that Julian Assange is arbitrarily detained. The UN body demands that he should be set free and compensated. Both UK and Sweden refuse to follow the UN opinion and continue to detain the WikiLeaks Editor.
We stand in Solidarity with Julian Assange and demand UK and Sweden adhere to their international obligations under International Law, free and compensate Julian Assange.
Having previously cleared him, Swedish Prosecutors continue to procrastinate their preliminary investigation, even after questioning him 14/15th of November 2016 inside the Ecuadorian Embassy, still no news on progressing or closing the case, still holding him arbitrarily.
Julian Assange has put his Life on the line with his Work at WikiLeaks! Defend his Human Rights against the unjust and arbitrary detention by UK and Swedish governments.
Defend Julian Assange!