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To: Aaron Violi - MP Federal Member for Casey

Casey Wants Julian Assange Home

Casey Wants Julian Assange Home

On April 11 2022 Julian Assange will have spent 3 years on remand in Belmarsh Prison while the US government continues it's attempt to have him extradited. The Supreme Court refused Julian permission to appeal.
"Now the extradition will formally move to a political stage. Julian’s fate now lies in the hands of Home Secretary Priti Patel. This is a political case and she can end it." Stella Moris

We call on our local candidates for Casey to join The Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary group, adding his voice and strength to a growing group of Australian politicians working to bring Julian home.

Casey wants to bring Julian Assange home.

Why is this important?

The ability of the media to report freely on matters of public interest is a crucial indicator of democracy. However this right to seek and disseminate information through an independent press is increasingly under attack. If Julian Assange, an Australian journalist can be prosecuted and imprisoned for espionage in the United States, then no media professional or citizen journalist anywhere, is safe to report information exposing government crimes.

The United Nations Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, has called for Assange’s immediate release, asserting that
“In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonize and abuse a single individual for such a long time and with so little regard for human dignity and the rule of law.”

Australia must advocate for one of its own citizens, now.
The people of Casey want to see justice for Julian Assange and call on our elected representative to do all that he can to help bring Julian home.

How it will be delivered

Delivered in person.
We call on all residents in the Casey electorate to sign this petition and to share with family and friends who live in Casey.
Public pressure will free this persecuted political prisoner.

Dandenong Ranges, Mount Dandenong VIC 3767, Australia

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Updates

2022-05-28 09:53:52 +1000

Hi everyone,

While we wait for Priti Patel to sign off the extradition order, John Shipton has been very unwell. He had to undergo an urgent medical procedure which resulted in a hospital bill over $5000. John did not have time to go on a waiting list and does not have private health insurance so he had to pay upfront.
We are trying to help John cover his medical bill and add a bit extra for any future medical bills. If you can help by contributing to the health and well being of Julian's father that would be wonderful.
There is currently just the FB fundraiser on Johns FB page but we are looking into setting up a new one on a better platform. Some people have said it took them 3 or 4 turns to be able to donate. We thank everyone for their persistence and kindness.

In solidarity,

#TeamAssange

https://www.facebook.com/donate/431680158782868

2022-04-17 00:32:58 +1000

https://ferntreegully.mailcommunity.com.au/news/2022-03-31/julian-assanges-father-to-visit-belgrave-for-documentary-screening-and-qa/

2022-04-03 12:11:15 +1000

New hearing: Westminster Magistrate's Court, Wednesday April 20th, a.m.

The magistrate will issue the order to extradite Julian #Assange to the United States. The order will then go to @pritipatel for approval. Assange's defence will make submissions to Patel (deadline 18 May). - Stella Assange

https://twitter.com/StellaMoris1/status/1510241790611308550?s=20&t=f36E_udbt6XsmpSCe-AVSw

2022-03-31 20:25:09 +1100

100 signatures reached

2022-03-29 10:46:46 +1100

Hello. Thank you for signing this petition in support of freeing Australian citizen, political prisoner, Julian Assange.

Please join us for a special Q&A screening of ITHAKA, a new Australian documentary on 77-year-old John Shipton's tireless campaign to save his son, Julian Assange. Features John Shipton himself in attendance for Q&A afterwards.

One session only on Sunday 17 April, 2pm.
You are advised to book in early as this session will be sold out.

Filmed over two years across the UK, Europe and the US, this documentary follows 77 year-old retired builder, John Shipton’s tireless campaign to save his son, Julian Assange. The world’s most famous political prisoner, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has become an emblem of an international arm wrestle over freedom of journalism, government corruption and unpunished war crimes.

https://www.cameocinemas.com.au/events/ithaka-special-event-screening

2022-03-29 10:08:31 +1100

50 signatures reached

2022-03-26 22:17:52 +1100

25 signatures reached

2022-03-26 17:03:50 +1100

10 signatures reached