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Demand the Immediate Release of Julian Assange.

I agree that Julian Assange should be immediately released and the charges against him be dropped.

Demand the Immediate Release of Julian Assange

Update on the Assange Case

On Monday, May 20, 2024, at 10 a.m. UK time, the U.K. Royal Courts of Justice held a hearing on Julian Assange's case.

The attorneys for Assange, who is an Australian citizen, sought assurances “that the applicant [Assange] is permitted to rely on the first amendment, that the applicant is not prejudiced at trial, including sentence, by reason of his nationality, that he is afforded the same first amendment [free speech] protections as a United States citizen, and that the death penalty is not imposed”.

Julian’s attorneys achieved a legal victory in this hearing. The Guardian reported:

In a short ruling, the judges said the (U.S. government - ed.) submissions were not sufficient, granting Assange permission to a full appeal in relation to the points on freedom of speech and nationality.

So, the UK court ruled the US legal process could not be relied upon to observe the First Amendment right to free speech in the case of Assange. 

Robert F. Kennedy Speaks Out in Support of Julian Assange

When whistleblowers like Daniel Elsberg, John Kiriakou, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange revealed government corruption–they weren’t betraying America–they were returning America to its democratic and humanitarian ideals. But instead of championing free speech and celebrating these truth-tellers, today our government actively persecutes journalists and whistleblowers–which is why I’m calling on every citizen to sign our petition calling for the immediate release of Julian Assange.

This isn’t the Soviet Union. The America I love doesn’t imprison dissidents. Our founders put free speech as the First Amendment because all our other rights depend on it. If you give a government license to silence its critics, it now has license for any atrocity.

Julian Assange, a newspaper publisher, has spent 13 years behind bars for revealing crimes committed by our government. From torture at Guantanamo Bay to anti-democratic actions taken by the DNC to civilian casualties inflicted by the US military in the War On Terror, time and again, Assange has shed daylight on America’s moral corruption. Since when did revealing crimes become a bigger crime than the crime itself? 

It’s time we stood up for Assange the way he stood up for us. 

On my first day in office, I’ll pardon Julian Assange and investigate the corruption and crimes he exposed. I will also issue an executive order to end all attempts by federal agents and federal agencies to censor the political speech of Americans.

Attacking the messenger is never good policy. The government’s war against whistleblowers has turned national heroes into criminals, and, it has deterred others who might still come forward.

Only if we stand together can we protect whistleblowers, which is why I am encouraging every American–regardless of your political party–to sign our petition to demand the immediate pardon and release of Julian Assange from incarceration.

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