I wish more Members of Parliament were like Ben Lake of Plaid Cymru #EDM1177 #DontExtraditeAssange #JournalismIsNotACrime #FreeJulianAssange

Write to your Member of Parliament and you might be as lucky as to receive such a reply as a WikiLeaks supporter living in Wales did this week:

Good morning

Thank you for writing to me on such an important matter. I have grown increasingly concerned by the detention and continued persecution of Julian Assange by the UK and US authorities. The view of the UN working group on arbitrary detention has made it clear that his imprisonment contravenes the principles of necessity and proportionality envisaged under human rights standards, and his treatment has been condemned by the UN Special Rapporteur on torture. Moreover, Amnesty International has warned that extraditing Julian Assange to the US would have a chilling effect on the right to freedom of expression.

To that end I have signed Early Day Motion 1177 which calls for the Home Secretary to reject the extradition of Julian Assange to the US. Two previous Early Day Motions that I signed regarding Mr Assange are linked below:


I have also previously written to the Home Office regarding the imbalance within the UK-US extradition treaty; […]

I hope this clarifies my position, and please do not hesitate to contact my office if you wish to discuss this, or any matter in future.

Kind regards,

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2 Responses to I wish more Members of Parliament were like Ben Lake of Plaid Cymru #EDM1177 #DontExtraditeAssange #JournalismIsNotACrime #FreeJulianAssange

  1. Jamie says:

    Loads of respect to you all and for writing to your MPs. I have done the same, but so far no received a response. The treatment of Julian Assange a shameful and cruel act.

  2. Mel Yiasemide says:

    Nice one. They’re out there.

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