Athens (Greece): This morning, DiEM25’s political party in Greece filed a motion to request that the British government ends the ludicrous prosecution of our movement’s Advisory Panel member and WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange.
A DiEMer since our pan-European movement was founded in 2016, Assange has been under severe persecution and prosecution. Charged with espionage last year by the US government, Assange is now undergoing a trial that seeks to imprison him for life.
While Assange tries to defend himself in dire health and worse incarceration conditions at HM Prison Belmarsh, journalists and media organisations across the world have denounced Assange’s case as an assault on freedom of the press and a dangerous infringement to human rights.
DiEM25 has joined the Progressive International’s “Belmarsh Tribunal” to put on symbolic trial every single individual participating in Julian’s illegal, immoral and utterly illegitimate persecution.
Here is the statement from MeRA25:
Solidarity with Julian Assange, a guilty verdict for his persecutors
MeRA25’s Central Committee Motion regarding the Julian Assange extradition case
MeRA25 calls upon the British government to declare null and void, on the basis that it constitutes political persecution, the US government’s request to extradite on espionage charges Julian Assange to the US.
Given the British and American governments’ continued incarceration of Julian under conditions that jeopardise his already weakened health, MeRA25 is joining forces with the Progressive International’s Belmarsh Tribunal to put on symbolic trial every single individual participating in Julian’s illegal, immoral and utterly illegitimate persecution.
The time for defending an innocent man for leaking power’s guilty secrets is over. Now is the time to deliver a guilty verdict on the criminals who ordered young soldiers to kill civilians, to maim and to murder journalists, to shroud whole communities in tears and in pain – the same people who, for a decade now, are plotting the legalised murder of the man who exposed their crimes: Julian Assange.
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