February 7, 2022, 1-2:30 at Park St. Station, Boston Area Assange Defense stands out for Julian Assange, founder of the award-winning news outlet WikiLeaks. And in doing so, we also defend press freedom and our First Amendment. We defend Julian Assange because he is silenced and suffering in solitary confinement with the US prosecution cruelly denying him bail as this appeal process becomes an endless calendar of court dates. We cannot stand silent as the United States continues to unjustly imprison Assange and positions itself to extradite this truthteller.
On January 24, 2022, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange won his application to appeal to the UK Supreme Court. Very good news as it gives us hope that Assange’s case will be heard at the UK Supreme Court level and it may rule to deny the extradition. But sadly Assange is still denied bail, and remains incarcerated in a supermax prison, desperate for proper health care.
Stella Moris, Assange’s partner, said, “The High Court certified that we had raised a point of law of general public importance, and that the Supreme Court has good grounds to hear this appeal. The situation now is that the Supreme Court has to decide whether to hear the appeal. But make no mistake, we won today in court.”Gabriel Shipton, Assange’s brother, who is actively campaigning to free his brother, tweeted after the High Court January 24th ruling:
“We are witnessing one of the great injustices of our time. A Man, the embodiment of a pillar of our democracies is being demolished in a UK prison. Julian Assange won today, but each day he spends without his freedom is a day none of US are truly free. #FreeAssange”
Boston Area Assange Defense has created a letter campaign to members of Congress, to educate them on the Assange case, and encourage them to write to Biden to stop this unconstitutional prosecution of a publisher.
Please stand with us at Park St Station, February 7th , 1-2:30pm. Make a stand for your freedoms! Call AG Merrick Garland 202-353-1555 and demand the Dept of Justice #DropTheCharges and #FreeAssangeNOW
Contact Susan McLucas at 617-501-9125 or
Paula Iasella at AssangeBoston@gmail.com