Example Letter to President Trump and the Attorney General

Dear —-

Julian Assange is in great jeopardy and it appears that you may be the only one who can help him. His asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy has ended and he has been arrested. He is being threatened by extradition to the U.S. with the possibility of the death penalty or life in prison under the antiquated Espionage Act of 1917.

Julian Assange is a publisher, a journalist and a hero. By allowing the prosecution against Assange to continue, it is a direct violation of your oath to the Constitution of the United States, specifically the First Amendment.

The relentless attacks on Assange and Wikileaks threatens the future of a free press that is the bulwark of democracy. It is a threat to our very freedom as U.S. citizens.

Assange was held without charge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for nearly 7 years without fresh air, sunlight, proper exercise or proper medical care against 2 UN rulings to release him. All the while, not a shred of evidence has ever been found that he has done anything but publish the truth. He is relentlessly attacked by those who fear the truth will put them in jeopardy of prosecution themselves.

This is an injustice not just against this man, but all humanity. It sets a legal precedent to prosecute any journalist who exposes truth. It also is against the human rights of political refugees who seek protection. It also sets an example of how criminals get away with corruption and whistleblowers get prosecuted. It is an act of injustice by the United States against all of us.

We urge you to take action. By granting him a pardon or dropping charges you can end this travesty of justice.

Signed,

A Concerned Citizen

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