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 Julian Assange and ceasing to pursue environmental damages claims against US oil giant Chevron.”
Julian Assange, a 2019 Nobel Prize nominee, Arbitrarily Detained by UK since 2010, Political Asylee since 2012 inside the Ecuadorian Embassy is surrounded by Metropolitan Police forces aiming to capture him. For the last year Lenin Moreno’s government has imposed draconian protocol regulating his life, gagging him by curtailing his communications, limiting his visitors and increasing his ordeal living inside the embassy, and force him to surrender enabling him his surrender to the US. In the heart of London and under the nose of the London Mayor a Western publisher endures years of torment, his every move and communication monitored by Metropolitan Police.
One should wonder for an international metropolis like London what does the local local government do to save this man. Whilst the Swiss regional Parliament in Geneva propose Julian Assange asylum The Local London Assembly has fundamentally failed to even scrutinise the amount of money spent by Metropolitan Police in keeping him trapped inside the Embassy. It is time to finally ask the question how such authoritarianism in the heart of London is tolerated.
Come and ask the London Mayor why he condones to such authoritarianism in the heart of London.
“People’s Question Time is a chance for Londoners to ask the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and London Assembly Members about their plans and priorities for the city. Gareth Bacon, Assembly Member for Bexley and Bromley, will chair the event. Join us!
Event: People’s Question Time Bexley
Date: Thursday 14 March 2019
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Crook Log Leisure Centre, Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, DA7 4HH, United Kingdom
Cost: FREE – tickets necessary
A ticket does not guarantee you a seat so arrive by 6pm as doors will close at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.