Why We Must Free Assange

The UK is in breach of an order from the UN in regards to Julian Assange. The conditions he is living in at Ecuadorian Embassy are inhumane. He cannot go outside and lives in a room no bigger than your average small bedroom in the United States. He has been in this room for five years, not including his 2 years in house arrest and in prison in Great Britain. The original inquiry into whether Assange raped two women in Sweden has been dropped and yet, the UK still wants to arrest him. They say he jumped bail to seek asylum but he has a right to political asylum.

Here are several links to follow if you are interested in knowing what is said about political asylum.

http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1342&context=djcil

http://www.oas.org/en/sla/dil/inter_american_treaties_A-37_political_asylum.asp

Julian had every right according to this law to seek political asylum to avoid extradition to the US. The US government wanted to prosecute him under a hundred year old espionage law for treason.  The question that is raised is that you can’t try a man for treason if he is not a citizen of that country. Julian Assange by rights, is a citizen of Australia which would make him an honorary citizen of the UK.

Many supporters of wikileaks are not loyal. The Democrats in the US loved him when he was exposing the crimes of the Iraqi war and Bush. In fact, the feeling was he was some sort of god and they were outraged by his need to take refuge. Of course he was a hero when he released Snowden’s documents and helped him get asylum in Russia.

That changed quickly when Obama took office and Hillary was Secretary of State however. He brought forward more leaks to show the corruption they were involved in. The Republicans suddenly began supporting him even more during the 2016 election as he released the publication of the Podesta emails sealing Clinton’s fate.

Support of Assange by the Republicans is waning unfortunately because he said we must support all leakers such as Reality Winner. Many are turning against him because they feel she is traitor.  I personally am a loyal follower of wikileaks and Assange. Let me explain why I continually write and fight for his freedom and safe passage out of the UK.

It is one thing for an entire organization to stand against the lack of moral and ethical standards in our government.  Julian chose to do this on his own. One man against the wrongdoing of the world’s governments. One courageous, truthful man who didn’t back down, even when his very life was at stake.  He could’ve chosen to sit back like so many and let his life pass by. He is extremely intelligent and could have become a doctor or a nuclear scientist or used his genius to become rich. Instead, like a superhero he stood against villiany, lies and corruption.

In ten years, wikileaks has never retracted anything they published.  They have exposed truth and fought for justice. Truthfully, it doesn’t matter what political affiliation you are, you must realize what this man has done!  Keeping him in that Embassy is in violation of humanity. It is a criminal act against all of us who value freedom.  Julian is no criminal. He is a publisher, a journalist and the example of what I wish all men were. He is not a god. He is a human being who gave a damn and stood up and fought!

How many of you stand up for what you believe in? How many of you would risk life and limb to see that truth is brought into light and evil is prosecuted and known? Very few.  Military men and women fight for us. Perhaps a firefighter or police officer deserve the title of hero, but the average citizen sits back and enjoys their comfortable life.

Without men like Julian Assange, we would be living in the nightmare written about in 1984.  If we do not stand up and fight for the freedom of press and freedom of speech this man represents, we will lose it and soon the entire world will be ruled by the elite.  The CIA, and other world agencies will begin to rule us with an iron fist. No longer will any of our freedoms be rights, but a memory of the past.

The kindness, heroic courage and truthfulness this man has shown us should be honored and saluted, not attacked or suffocated by others. If we do nothing about his plight, we are as bad as though who seek to destroy our freedoms and take away our way of life.

 The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. Albert Einstein

I implore the United States government, President Trump, Jeff Session and government of the United Kingdom to release this man and allow him to once again see his children and have the freedoms that have been taken from him against the laws of humanity.

DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER!

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