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. 


To the Government of the UK,

We, the undersigned, are firmly opposed to the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, where he is facing 18 charges under the Espionage Act and could be sentenced to up to 175 years in prison.

Assange’s alleged crimes date back to 2010, when the organization he founded, WikiLeaks, transmitted documents to media outlets including Le Monde, The Guardian and The New York Times. The documents, which were provided to WikiLeaks by whistleblower Chelsea Manning, included 250,000 US diplomatic cables and US army reports about military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, exposed cases of torture, abduction and disappearances.

The publication of these documents by media outlets was clearly in the public interest, and not an act of espionage. Julian Assange’s contribution to journalism is undeniable.

If the legal persecution of Assange continues, investigative journalism and press freedom will be the victims, since news organizations regularly rely on and publish classified information to serve the public interest.

We are also concerned about Assange’s health. UN special rapporteur Nils Melzer reported that Assange had been deliberately exposed to inhuman and degrading treatment that could be described as psychological torture.

We urge you to respect the principles of freedom of expression and the defence of journalism, and to respect Assange’s human rights. Rather than being extradited to the U.S to be tried and imprisoned, we urge you to release Assange immediately and ensure his safe passage home to Australia.

Who's signing

amy berlin
Irmgard Opitz
paula iasella
Juliane Kindler
Birgit Uhl
andre wolf
Alexandrine Plessis
Eva-Maria Piringer
Belinda Curtis
Thomas Camus
Milton Reilly
Carmen Ordax
Jeanine Rohn
Florence Carroll
Timothy Scerra
Tania Smith
Genevieve Powell
Jean Thomson
Hector Fattorini
Charles Alunni
william detzner
Armin Nufer
John Cardarelli
Karina Perinelli
Justin Headrick Headrick
Alina Dollat
Theresa Müller
Marcus Nestor
Iya Al Dulaimi
Marie sam chou
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  • amy berlin
    signed 2019-11-20 12:23:02 -0500
  • Irmgard Opitz
    signed 2019-11-20 07:04:24 -0500
  • paula iasella
    signed 2019-11-19 17:52:31 -0500
    No US Extradition! Journalism is NOT a crime! #FreeAssangeNOW
  • Juliane Kindler
    signed 2019-11-16 18:37:16 -0500
  • Birgit Uhl
    signed 2019-11-15 17:35:28 -0500
  • andre wolf
    signed 2019-11-15 06:16:03 -0500
    free for Julian Assange
  • Alexandrine Plessis
    signed 2019-11-14 11:39:02 -0500
  • Eva-Maria Piringer
    signed 2019-11-13 04:03:01 -0500
    It is not right what happens to him right now! Stop it! Don’t let him be tortured any more!
  • Belinda Curtis
    signed 2019-11-13 03:59:46 -0500

    Julian Assange is an award winning journalist who is persecuted by those in power as they fear he will be able to expose the systems corruption… You must stand with Assange and stand with the people. Truth and Justice must prevail, or it will be the beginning of the end for more than people realise.
  • Thomas Camus
    signed 2019-11-11 23:04:03 -0500
    Free Julian Assange
  • Milton Reilly
    signed 2019-11-11 11:36:08 -0500
    Julian Assange is being murdered in Great Britain. He may not live to see his extradition. Immediate action is required if he is to survive. The question is, whatever his crimes, does he deserve the death sentence?
  • Carmen Ordax
    signed 2019-11-09 08:53:17 -0500
  • Jeanine Rohn
    signed 2019-11-08 19:14:40 -0500
  • Florence Carroll
    signed 2019-11-07 20:49:15 -0500
  • Timothy Scerra
    signed 2019-11-07 16:50:08 -0500
  • Tania Smith
    signed 2019-11-02 23:43:14 -0400
  • Genevieve Powell
    signed 2019-11-02 11:19:47 -0400
    Genevieve Powell
  • Jean Thomson
    signed 2019-11-02 02:38:16 -0400
  • Hector Fattorini
    signed 2019-11-01 19:52:37 -0400
  • Charles Alunni
    signed 2019-11-01 08:04:13 -0400
  • william detzner
    signed 2019-10-30 22:25:52 -0400
    Practicing journalism has become a capital crime in Amerika.
  • Armin Nufer
    signed via 2019-10-30 16:34:06 -0400
  • John Cardarelli
    signed 2019-10-29 21:35:56 -0400
  • Karina Perinelli
    signed via 2019-10-28 06:42:04 -0400
  • Justin Headrick Headrick
    signed 2019-10-27 18:18:28 -0400
  • Alina Dollat
    signed 2019-10-27 10:16:33 -0400
    ALINA Dollat
  • Theresa Müller
    signed 2019-10-26 12:47:48 -0400
  • Marcus Nestor
    signed 2019-10-25 21:41:28 -0400
    Even if it were possible for Assange to be guilty of the crimes he is accused of, the BRUTAL AND UNCONSCIONABLE abuse of process he has been subjected to undermines my entire faith in the historical progress of western liberalism. Law, justice, and conscience are being serially and systematically, wantonly and casually violated in order to serve the narrow and selfish political objective of making Assange into an example, to any who would challenge the gross power and privilege of the prevailing ruling order. The TORTURE and planned assassination of him as a being of conscience is nothing less than STATE TERRORISM
  • Iya Al Dulaimi
    signed 2019-10-24 17:51:47 -0400
  • Marie sam chou
    signed 2019-10-21 16:22:34 -0400

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