Journalism is not a crime. Donate to help us stop Julian Assange’s extradition to the USA.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing a 175-year sentence for publishing truthful information in the public interest. The he US government has been fighting to extradite Julian Assange so he can be prosecuted in US courts for publishing their secrets which include evidence of war crimes, government corruption and human rights abuses.
Julian Assange is currently being detained in UK prison since 11 April 2019. He is spending his 52nd birthday, the fifth in the row unjustly imprisoned in London.
Your rights are at risk. Assange’s right to publish is our right to know. We must stop Julian Assange being extradited to the USA.
Freedom of speech matters. Freedom of press matters. Freedom of information matters.
Julian Assange is being sought by the current US administration for publishing US government documents which exposed war crimes and human rights abuses. The politically motivated charges represent an unprecedented attack on press freedom and the public’s right to know – seeking to criminalise basic journalistic activity.
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Julian Assange faces a 175 year sentence if extradited to the US for his publishing work. All major free speech and human rights organizations including Amnesty, Reporters Without Borders, National Union of Journalists, Big Brother Watch and many more oppose his extradition which they say is a 'threat to press freedom around the globe'.
Amnesty International: "Were Julian Assange to be extradited or subjected to any other transfer to the USA, Britain would be in breach of its obligations under international human rights law"
Amnesty International's Europe Director, Nils Muižnieks, has said in relation to the extradition case against Julian Assange: "President Biden should take the opportunity to drop these politically motivated charges which have put media freedom and freedom of expression in the dock.
“President Obama opened the investigation into Julian Assange. President Trump brought the charges against him. It is now time for President Biden to do the right thing and help end this farcical prosecution which should never have been brought in the first place."
4 January 2021: Westminster Magistrates Court discharges (throws out) the US extradition request against Julian Assange. District judge Vanessa Baraitser rules that extradition is barred under the 2003 Extradition Act because it is "opressive" (s.91). The United States Government appeals.
27-28 October 2021: US appeal hearing before the High Court Appeal. Julian Assange suffers a transient ischemic attack (TIA) on the first day.
10 December 2021: The decision to discharge the extradition request is overturned by the High Court due to the United States Government issuing so-called 'diplomatic assurances' to the UK Government. The High Court rejects the United States Government's arguments that the district judge erred in her findings.
14 March 2022: The Supreme Court refuses Julian Assange permission to appeal the High Court's decision. The case is sent back to the Magistrates' Court with instruction to issue the extradition order.
20 April 2022: The Magistrate issues the extradition order, which is sent to Home Secretary Priti Patel for approval.
17 June 2022: Home Secretary Priti Patel approves the extradition order to extradite Julian Assange to the United States.
6 June 2023: UK High Court Judge Jonathan Swift rejected appeal of Julian’s extradition order on all grounds. Julian Assange will make a renewed application for appeal to the High Court.