Browsing Category: Assange

The political persecution of Julian Assange

By Erik Sandberg, journalist Wikileaks revolutionized and redefined investigative journalism as we know it. Its founder, Julian Assange, evolved a new mode working – data journalism – delivering verified content, fact checked by journalists then archived online. This information fearlessly exposed some of the most powerful politicians on the planet. Corrupt officials stalking the corridors […]

Julian Assange and the Inhumanity of the British Government: ‘Unofficial’ Solitary Confinement as Torture

By Nina Cross. Up until this week, Assange has been held in solitary confinement in Belmarsh prison. Incredibly, it was the other prisoners along with Assange’s legal team, who have pressured the government officials to respect the law and allow Assange to be removed from solitary confinement, resulting in his transfer to a general wing. […]

Statement of Brazil’s Workers Party that rejects Assange’s arrest in London, is correctly based on political and principled reasons

PT Note: Freedom for Julian Assange We defend Julian Assange for our deep commitment to the defense of freedom of information and the press, essential principles of democracy itself. Julian Assange’s political arrest in the United Kingdom is the result of heavy pressure from the Trump administration and an act by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, […]

Open Letter from Doctors For Assange to Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

To Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Marise Payne CC: Shadow Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Penny Wong   Dear Minister, RE: MEDICAL EMERGENCY – MR JULIAN ASSANGE We, the undersigned medical doctors, wrote to the UK Home Secretary on 22 November 2019, and to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State […]

Psychological Torture of Assange – Open Letter to Amnesty International Sweden by Swedish Doctors for Human Rights (SWEDHR)

To: Ms Amanda Jackson, Chair of the Board at Amnesty International Sweden. CC: Ms Margot Wallström, Swedish Foreign Minister; Prof Nils Melzer, UNHRC. From: Prof Marcello Ferrada de Noli, chair; Prof Anders Romelsjö, vice-chair, SWEDHR. Subject: Psychological torture of Julian Assange. Enclosures: Prof Nils Melzer’s report and follow-up letter.   Dear Madam Chairman, The United […]

In a Crisis of Democracy, We Must All Become Julian Assange

by Nozomi Hayase, Ph.D., Member of the Editorial Board, and Associate Editor at The Indicter magazine. The US government’s indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange marked the worst attack on press freedom in modern history. Assange has been charged with 18 counts, including 17 violations of the Espionage Act. James Goodale, former general counsel of […]