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.

Petition

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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Matthew Van Grinsven
Slv sbt
martina navratilova
Andrew Mcguiness
Alexandra Praud
Tony Albrich
Ana Ribeiro
Polly Milner
liz canny
william potvin
Priscilla Felia
Emil Brütsch
Amy Harlib
Michael Lovering
Geoff Davies
Tony Ansell
Fatima Zeghoudi
Animae Jones
Daniel Vinet
carine tanagila
John Lehman
Ilona Sturm
Chris V
Shelley Byrne
Lisbeth West
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Bob Meola
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  • Matthew Van Grinsven
    signed 2019-10-02 09:03:03 -0400
    We must not sit idly by as the United States shamelessly goes after a journalist.
  • Slv sbt
    signed 2019-10-02 03:17:07 -0400
  • martina navratilova
    signed 2019-10-01 23:32:13 -0400
  • Andrew Mcguiness
    @Cov3raa tweeted link to this page. 2019-10-01 22:27:02 -0400
    I just added my name to an appeal to UK Prime Minister @Theresa_May: The fate of #JulianAssange is in your hands. Speak out for him to be released immediately. Protect freedom of press #FreeAssangeVia @CODEPINK https://www.codepink.org/assange?recruiter_id=864069
  • Andrew Mcguiness
    signed 2019-10-01 22:26:37 -0400
  • Alexandra Praud
    signed 2019-09-30 16:14:05 -0400
  • Tony Albrich
    signed 2019-09-30 09:32:48 -0400
    Do not extradite Julian Assange to the United States. Set him free. He is a publisher. He has informed us about human rights abuses and crimes committed by the U.S. government overseas — abuses that the U.S. government has tried to keep secret from us.
  • Ana Ribeiro
    signed 2019-09-29 21:08:18 -0400
    Please free Julian assange he is innocent and he is a hero !
  • Polly Milner
    signed 2019-09-25 11:26:49 -0400
  • liz canny
    signed 2019-09-24 12:09:39 -0400
    Assange should be released!..He is innocent!
  • william potvin
    signed via 2019-09-21 21:39:27 -0400
    william J potvin A worthy and critical cause
  • Priscilla Felia
    signed 2019-09-21 11:10:51 -0400
    Julian Assange is not even guilty of anything! He is an innocent man. Because one of the things he did was to release a video where rogue U.S. military men shot a journalist and some children and laughed about it – that it what you are punishing Julian Assange for? Other media printed and released the same information and won awards for it. What kind of hypocrisy is this? It is beyond the pale. Let’s see if your justice works. If you are honorable, Julian should be released immediately. In deed, he should have never been imprisoned for anything. Your country’s trumped up, phony charges against him show what liars you are, sinking further and further into a cesspool of nasty, dirty, actions. Show us what you are made of. Show us you are human – admit the truth, that Julian Assange is a very special and honorable person who cares about the world and its descent into disgusting falsehoods. He tried to tell the truth to help the human race evolve to a better place. -Priscilla Felia
  • Emil Brütsch
    signed 2019-09-21 07:06:18 -0400
  • Amy Harlib
    @amyharlib tweeted link to this page. 2019-09-18 15:27:16 -0400
    I just added my name to an appeal to UK Prime Minister @Theresa_May: The fate of #JulianAssange is in your hands. Speak out for him to be released immediately. Protect freedom of press #FreeAssangeVia @CODEPINK https://www.codepink.org/assange?recruiter_id=780379
  • Amy Harlib
    signed 2019-09-18 15:27:07 -0400
    DON’T HARM THE MESSENGER!
  • Michael Lovering
    signed 2019-09-18 14:39:46 -0400
    Michael T. Lovering
  • Geoff Davies
    signed 2019-09-18 04:13:42 -0400
    C’mon Boris, do the right thing
  • Tony Ansell
    signed 2019-09-17 15:29:54 -0400
  • Fatima Zeghoudi
    signed 2019-09-17 02:15:31 -0400
    Fatima Zeghoudi
  • Animae Jones
    signed 2019-09-16 11:17:47 -0400
  • Daniel Vinet
    signed 2019-09-15 20:27:15 -0400
  • carine tanagila
    signed 2019-09-15 17:50:28 -0400
  • John Lehman
    signed 2019-09-13 22:18:42 -0400
  • Ilona Sturm
    signed 2019-09-13 11:34:52 -0400
  • Chris V
    signed 2019-09-12 21:19:45 -0400
  • Shelley Byrne
    signed 2019-09-12 16:56:55 -0400
  • lisbeth west
    @lisbethwest tweeted link to this page. 2019-09-12 10:15:16 -0400
    I just added my name to an appeal to UK Prime Minister @Theresa_May: The fate of #JulianAssange is in your hands. Speak out for him to be released immediately. Protect freedom of press #FreeAssangeVia @CODEPINK https://www.codepink.org/assange?recruiter_id=8174
  • Lisbeth West
    signed 2019-09-12 10:15:00 -0400
  • Sally Esquivel
    signed 2019-09-12 03:40:30 -0400
  • Bob Meola
    signed 2019-09-12 01:32:34 -0400
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