Release Julian Assange

Founded in 2006 by Julian Assange, Wikileaks offers journalist and others an anonymous, secure online submission system to reveal war crimes, the inner workings of governments, human rights abuses, corporate crimes, and much more. It is one of the most important tools for journalists and whistleblowers, Assange has been one of the most important figures protecting the right to freedom of speech and press.

Thanks to Julian Assange:

  • WikiLeaks documents have informed the public about U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and more.
  • WikiLeaks documents have released tens of thousands of articles and academic papers.
  • WikiLeaks releases have been used in numerous court cases where human rights defenders have been on trial.
  • Julian Assange’s only “crime” is that of exposing crimes the U.S. government hoped to keep the world from knowing. Rather than being extradited to the U.S to be tried and imprisoned, he must be released immediately by the U.K. and ensured safe passage home to Australia. Add your name to our letter to Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Dear Theresa May,

The fate of free speech and free press protector Julian Assange is in the hands of the United Kingdom. As prime minister, we appeal to you to do everything in your power--make a public statement, use your position and influence--to appeal to the British courts not to extradite Assange to the U.S. and instead release him immediately.

The relentless attacks on Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and others threaten the future of free press, which is the bulwark of democracy. Thanks to Julian Assange:

  • WikiLeaks documents have informed the public about U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and more.
  • WikiLeaks documents have released tens of thousands of articles and academic papers.
  • WikiLeaks releases have been used in numerous court cases where human rights defenders have been on trial.
  • Rather than being a criminal, Assange is a truth teller, bringing to light war crimes and human rights abuses that must be exposed and abolished.

Assange’s health is in severe decline as a result of his years confined inside the Ecuadorian embassy. He must be given immediate medical treatment and freedom to care for himself and continue his important work.

Sincerely,

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  • Michael DiSchiavo
    signed 2019-04-20 01:24:59 -0400
    No comment necessary. It’s pretty common sense to everyone other than the government or a politician.
  • Tatyana Hunter
    signed 2019-04-20 01:16:01 -0400
    Pls show you wonderful democratic face, take mercy on one of the most responsible humans on our planet, do not side with murders. Proud of you our fair PM
  • Brayden Cockerell
    signed 2019-04-20 01:06:55 -0400
  • Robin Rupe
    signed 2019-04-20 01:00:52 -0400
  • Kai Lexx
    signed 2019-04-20 00:59:00 -0400
  • Kathleen Moran
    signed 2019-04-20 00:52:11 -0400
  • Régine Bohar
    signed 2019-04-20 00:39:29 -0400
  • Fiona Neville
    signed 2019-04-20 00:34:04 -0400
  • Nicky Dobson
    signed 2019-04-20 00:13:14 -0400
    Free him!!!
  • Aya Saleh
    signed 2019-04-20 00:00:07 -0400
  • James MacDougall
    signed 2019-04-19 23:08:32 -0400
    James A MacDougall
  • Jacqualine Haycroft
    signed 2019-04-19 22:06:56 -0400
  • Janice Nichols
    signed 2019-04-19 21:55:39 -0400
  • Magda Barba
    signed 2019-04-19 21:42:38 -0400
    It is our moral duty to defend Julian Assange.
  • Gwen Winter
    signed 2019-04-19 21:29:34 -0400
    Gwen Winter
  • Roberta Swanson
    signed 2019-04-19 21:11:47 -0400
  • Danielle Aragon
    signed 2019-04-19 21:05:39 -0400
  • Daryl Morris
    signed 2019-04-19 20:48:45 -0400
    The corruption of government needs to clean it’s own house and protect freedom of information as well as democracy
  • Darkhan Khamid
    signed 2019-04-19 20:44:41 -0400
  • Brandon Miles
    signed 2019-04-19 20:36:46 -0400
    The extradition of Julian Assange is to disregard everything about the mistreatment of prisoners and crimes against humanity that Assange himself and many others have exposed over the last two decades. As an American, I’m urging the UK to stand up to the corrupt powers that control America’s Justice system that has never seen a case of this type won in the Court and district in which Mr. Assange is being prosecuted. We, the people whose wishes are supposed to be represented by our government, are being ignored and to hand Julian over would be to continue this cycle of stripping the power from the American people in favor of those who wish to avoid prosecution of the crimes exposed by whistleblowers around the world.
  • Anne Thompson
    signed 2019-04-19 20:13:15 -0400
    Our right to free speech is at stake. What is Assange’s crime? He has already been incarcerated for far too long. Release him please and allow him to return to Australia or wherever he calls home.
  • Uriel felipe Rodriguez
    signed 2019-04-19 20:06:55 -0400
    Free Assange’S
  • Wilfred Paulse
    signed 2019-04-19 20:01:16 -0400
  • Joyce Catanzariti
    signed 2019-04-19 19:57:03 -0400
    Let him go… and let him come back to his country of Birth… Julian Assange is a Hero…. You Pollies pushing for extradition to the USA.. are acting evil…. I once had respect for the UK…. the people are good people. but a lot of Pollies in UK…. are doing an injustice with their persection of Julian Assange
  • Virginia Amaral
    signed 2019-04-19 19:28:09 -0400
  • Maria Mowczan
    signed 2019-04-19 19:21:01 -0400
  • Jenny Lloyd
    signed 2019-04-19 19:20:56 -0400
    Free Assange!
  • Esther Schmeer
    signed 2019-04-19 19:18:59 -0400
    Without freedom of information, there is no freedom!
  • Martin Mitchell
    signed 2019-04-19 19:11:15 -0400
  • Joanne Leggo
    signed 2019-04-19 19:06:13 -0400
    He should be hailed as an international HERO!
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