Hundreds of people join activity in Brussels for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Activists are calling on the United Kingdom to reverse its decision to extradite the Australian founder of the WikiLeaks whistleblower platform to the United States, where he faces a 175-year prison sentence.

Assange is suspected in the United States of leaking classified documents about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. As a result, he would have been responsible, among other things, for the deaths of informants from the US armed forces. He could face 175 years in prison in the United States.

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“We want to get the European Union and European countries to act in support of Julian Assange,” said Marie-France Depres. “The UK cannot extradite him, and if US President Joe Biden means what he says about his support for press freedom, he will stop the trial. Democratic countries like the US must be able to deal with criticism. When journalists like Julian Assange expose abuses, they must be addressed. These violations, not journalists.”

Activists in Muntplein will hear speeches from, among others, Jeremy Corbyn, former leader of the British Labor Party, Icelandic Minister of Justice and Human Rights Ogmundur Jonasson, former RTBF journalist Mark Molitor, and Lod Vanost of De Verild. tomorrow. Later in the afternoon, Stella Assange, wife of Julian Assange, will participate in a symbolic protest.

“In the meantime, we are not losing hope,” says Marie-France Depres. The UK Home Secretary has yet to sign the extradition order and Julian Assange’s lawyers are still attending the appeal.”

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