FRI June 17, 12:30 PM ET
UK Home Secretary Orders Julian Assange Extradition, Assange Family To Hold Press Conference at the British Consulate
Open to all media, Julian Assange’s Father and Brother Respond to Extradition Decision and take questions today at 12:30 PM ET
NEW YORK CITY — Julian Assange’s father and brother will hold a press conference today in front of the British Consulate to respond to the decision from UK Home Secretary Priti Patel to extradite Assange to the United States.
Press freedom and human rights groups have condemned the U.S. extradition efforts. If extradited, Julian Assange faces unprecedented charges that carry up to 175 years in prison. This is the first time in history that the U.S. Justice Department has charged a journalist under the controversial Espionage Act of 1917. The United Nations has declared Assange “arbitrarily detained” since 2010. Assange will appeal the decision.
WHEN: Friday, June 17, 2022 at 12:30pm EST
WHERE: In front of the British Consulate
885 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10017
- John Shipton & Gabriel Shipton, father and brother of Julian Assange