03. 04. 2020
Ten year anniversary of the “Collateral Murder” release This Sunday, April 5th, marks the ten year anniversary of WikiLeaks publication of Collateral Murder, the video taken from the cockpit of two US Apache helicopters of the shooting dead of 2 Reuters journalists and 11 civilians on the streets of Baghdad. The release had a global political impact.
This package has been produced to mark the ten year anniversary and contains new interviews those who were involved.
This material is free for broadcasters, media organisations, and campaign websites to use.
The Collateral Murder publication by WikiLeaks included the US military Rules of Engagement, for which the US now seeks Julian Assange’s imprisonment. He faces 175 years in prison if extradited to the United States.The new Collateral Murder – Ten Years On Video Package can be found here.
For more information: Stay Informed – Don’t Extradite Assange: https://assangedefense.org/#initiatives
Background: Julian Assange extradition and imprisonment – current status
Council of Europe: Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists – Alert 1/2020 – Continued Detention of WikiLeaks Founder and Publisher Julian Assange (Level 1) EFJ/IFJ, AEJ, Index on Censorship
Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic (Council of Europe)
Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
International Bar Association – Human Rights Institute
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The Lancet: Letter from 117 doctors – End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange
The Council of Bar and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)
Letter regarding the interception of communications between Julian Assange and his lawyers
New York Times – Editorial Board