World Press Freedom Day: We continue to demand Julian Assange’s immediate release

On World Press Freedom Day, we remind the world about Julian Assange’s ongoing fight for freedom and reiterate our support for the WikiLeaks founder.

His persecution and continued detention represent a profound threat to freedom of speech and press, as well as a stark reminder of the perils faced by those who dare expose the truth against the establishment.

Assange has been imprisoned at HM Prison Belmarsh in London since 2019, as he continues to be punished for revealing the crimes of the three letter agencies in the United States, which has made him the first journalist in history to be charged under the US Espionage Act.

On March 26 earlier this year, the UK‘s High Court has ruled that Assange will  not be extradited to the US on espionage charges, for now, and has been granted leave to appeal against his extradition, providing momentary respite for him and everyone involved in fighting for his freedom.

It has provided some momentary relief but we must be under no illusions that this fight is over. Assange is still being kept in torturous conditions for almost five years now in one of Britain’s harshest prisons, adding to the seven years he was kept inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Assange faces a 175-year sentence in a maximum-security prison if he were to be moved to the US for the crime of for revealing governments’ lies and exposing their very crimes against humanity. Powerful players are still desperate to lock Assange away for the rest of his life, so we cannot let up in our opposing struggle which is to see him walk free.

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