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To: Tanya Plibersek

Sydney Wants Julian Assange Freed

Sydney Wants Julian Assange Freed

Julian Assange has now spent more than 1000 days in Belmarsh Prison, on remand while the US government continues it's attempt to have him extradited to the US. Julian won his case in January 2021, however the US appealed that decision and had the decision overturned. Last week Julian Assange won his appeal and the right to ask the Supreme Court to block his extradition to the US. This legal battle may still take years.

Despite Assange not being charged with anything, the British government continues to imprison Julian Assange in near solitary conditions, which the UN Rapporteur for Torture, amongst many others, has described as torture.

The Bring Assange Home Parliamentary Group Campaign is working to secure Assange's freedom. We want Tanya Plibersek to join the group and publicly state her support for Julian Assange.

Sydney wants to see Julian free.

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”.

Recent reports show that the Trump administration and CIA were working on plans to either kidnap or kill Julian Assange when he was a political asylee in London's Ecuadorian embassy. If extradited to the US, Julian Assange does not stand a chance.

The Australian government must advocate for one of its own citizens.

The people of Sydney want to see justice for Julian Assange and call on our elected representative to do all that she can to help free Julian Assange and bring him home.

How it will be delivered

Deliver in person

For residents in the electorate of Sydney.

Go to https://defend.wikileaks.org/liveblog/ for all latest info about Julian Assange

Sydney NSW, Australia

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Updates

2021-10-07 00:43:24 +1100

500 signatures reached

2021-05-06 18:41:16 +1000

100 signatures reached

2021-05-04 23:05:03 +1000

50 signatures reached

2021-05-03 09:39:36 +1000

25 signatures reached

2021-05-02 22:51:29 +1000

10 signatures reached