Kennedy Demands Immediate Release and Pardon of Julian Assange

LOS ANGELES, CA—FEB. 19, 2024—Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. today released a video and launched a petition demanding the immediate release and pardon of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

On Tuesday, London judges will decide whether Assange has exhausted all his appeals in the British courts and will be extradited to the U.S., where he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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 U.S. military in the War On Terror, time and again, Assange has shed daylight on America’s moral corruption.

“Attacking the messenger is never good policy,” Kennedy said. “The government’s war against whistleblowers has turned heroes into criminals. Only if we stand together can we protect free speech, which is why I am encouraging every American to sign our petition to demand the immediate pardon and release of Julian Assange from incarceration.”

Kennedy has promised that if President Biden does not heed this call, then on “my first day in office, I will pardon Julian Assange and investigate the corruption and crimes he exposed.”

Kennedy has also said that he “will issue an executive order to end all attempts by federal agents and federal agencies to censor the political speech of Americans.”

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