For 10 years now the USA has been chasing journalist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. In doing so, they are not shy in violating the rule of law and human rights.
The determination is clear. Every journalist should be discouraged from reporting facts that may not be convenient for the USA. That is why the trial, which started again today in London, is not only about the extradition of Julian Assange. Our free press, and therefore also our democracy, are in serious dangers, if the USA is not put in its place.
The extradition of Assange is a dangerous precedent. Therefore we demand #FreeAssange!
At this occasion, the FreeAssange.net action network organized today before the start of the session a flash mob on the “Bundesplatz” (the Federal Square) to draw attention to this process, which is highly dangerous for our democracy.
We call on governments to clearly stand up for fundamental freedoms and to call for London and Washington to immediately end the hunt against Julian Assange.
If you have any questions, please contact Hernâni Marques by phone no. +41 79 191 23 70 (also Signal).