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,

Who's signing

John Mayall
Louise Bracken
adriana castro
Ibraim Akbergen
Fabiana Cecin
Michael Raveles
Dom Gannon
Paulina Zurita
mari urbina
Jeremy Caplan
Robert Nock
Sarah Lane
Jill Michaels
Leslie Stein Stein
Jennifer Dugas
Tresilla Wood
Danielle Dunkley
mga arnold
Jie Wang
Kari Hamre Olsen
Sandy Hay
Shona Davidson
Sandra Hewett
Priscilla Sieckman
Sharon Raum
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  • John Mayall
    signed 2019-05-11 15:20:17 -0400
  • Louise Bracken
    signed 2019-05-11 14:22:17 -0400
  • adriana castro
    signed 2019-05-11 10:13:25 -0400
  • Ibraim Akbergen
    signed 2019-05-11 05:18:27 -0400
  • Fabiana Cecin
    signed 2019-05-11 04:28:42 -0400
  • Michael Raveles 🌹🌵🌹🌵🌹🌵🌹🌵🌹
    @ravelesm tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-11 02:57:36 -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=719512
  • Michael Raveles
    signed 2019-05-11 02:57:14 -0400
    Publishing the truth should not be a crime! The future of journalism is at stake & jailing Julian Assange is the first step in making journalism a crime! Free Julian Assange!
  • Dom Gannon
    signed 2019-05-11 02:48:49 -0400
    Freedom of the Press is required

    Freedom of speech is required

    Freedom of Julian Assange is required
  • Paulina Zurita
    signed 2019-05-11 02:07:40 -0400
    Assange, es un periodista multi galardonado que merece nuestro compromiso y protección
  • mari urbina
    signed 2019-05-11 01:40:30 -0400
  • Jeremy Caplan
    signed via 2019-05-10 20:34:12 -0400
  • Robert Nock
    signed 2019-05-10 17:07:48 -0400
  • Sarah Lane
    signed via 2019-05-10 13:24:59 -0400
  • Jill Michaels
    signed via 2019-05-10 13:18:06 -0400
    Don’t be on the wrong side of history.

    Free Julian Assange…the Nelson Mandela of today.
  • Leslie Stein Stein
    signed 2019-05-10 13:17:48 -0400
    Don’t these “people” have anything better to do with their time, except torture innocent people to cover up their crimes?
  • Jenn
    @jennmd tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-10 12:40:55 -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=790692
  • Jennifer Dugas
    signed 2019-05-10 12:40:27 -0400
    We demand 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Julian Assange’s immediate safe passage home.
  • TresillaWood
    @wood94832645 tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-10 08:30:21 -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=819183
  • Tresilla Wood
    signed via 2019-05-10 08:29:32 -0400
    Free Assange you are holding him against 2 UN rulings, the Lisbon Treaty, EU Law, International Law, Human Rights Law and he has done nothing wrong. In fact it is you and other corrupt governments, who have committed crimes. Assange only exposed them.
  • Danielle Dunkley
    signed 2019-05-10 07:16:29 -0400
  • mga arnold
    signed 2019-05-10 05:25:24 -0400
    Exposing crime is not a crime. It is heroism.
  • Jie Wang
    signed 2019-05-10 05:16:13 -0400
    The World need peace without war. People need to stat at their own home than flee as refugee.

    Julian Assange let the world know that it is wrong to kill.
  • Kari Hamre Olsen
    signed 2019-05-10 05:14:07 -0400
    Any person with integrity, a conscience and a moral compass fight for Julian Assange’s freedom. Journalists like Julian Assange are an agent for the people, an agent that fight for human rights, truth and transparency in our society all over the world, when mainstream media, politicians and governments fail.

    Free Julian Assange and make sure he is safely reunited with his family in Australia.
  • Sandy Hay
    signed via 2019-05-10 02:38:36 -0400
    Solidarity for Julian from Australia.
  • Shona Davidson
    signed via 2019-05-10 02:36:33 -0400
    Julian Assange is an award winning journalist. I believe he could face the death penalty if extradited. Please do the right thing and stop extradition. Allow him safe passage to a country he chooses.His health is very poor. He has suffered enough after many years with no sunlight, medical care, in the embassy of Ecuador. His human rights were violated. What is happening to him is an abomination. No civilized country should treat its citizens inhumanely and with such cruelty.
  • ⏳SandyHewett🚫
    @sandyhewett71 tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-10 02:03:25 -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=829146
  • Sandra Hewett
    signed via 2019-05-10 02:02:34 -0400
    UK Court defouled Internation & Human Right laws of the United Nations. UK Government illegally destroyed documents revealing political interrference by USA & UK in Swedan Case that is on-going. UK & USA are guilty of cruel crimes against humanity & illegal wars. The world is watching, redeem yourselves! Ashamed to be in the Commonwealth when ruled by criminals. Your welcome.
  • Priscilla Sieckman
    signed via 2019-05-10 00:16:42 -0400
    FreeAssange The fate of #JulianAssange is in your hands.Protect freedom of press
  • Sharon Raum
    signed via 2019-05-09 23:14:48 -0400
  • Jude Fleming Fight4FreePress
    @flemingjude tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-09 22:57:53 -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=47563
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