Judge’s Ruling May Help Assange In His Extradition Case

Federal judge John G. Koeltl ruled on July 30th to dismiss the DNC case against Wikileaks citing the Pentagon Papers and the First Amendment. By doing so, he may very well have thrown a huge wrench in the espionage case against Assange. In his ruling, he stated the following (ruling can be found here):

If WikiLeaks could be held liable for publishing documents concerning the DNC’s political financial and voter-engagement strategies simply because the DNC labels them ‘secret’ and trade secrets, then so could any newspaper or other media outlet.

This would put every news source in the world in danger of prosecution. It would set a precedent against press freedom we would never recover from.

Here is another remark he made:

T]he First Amendment prevents such liability in the same way it would preclude liability for press outlets that publish materials of public interest despite defects in the way the materials were obtained so long as the disseminator did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place.

A person is entitled to publish stolen documents that the publisher requested from a source so long as the publisher did not participate in the theft.

‌By making the above statement, Assange and Wikileaks cannot be charged for obtaining the Afghan war logs and cablegate. The judge’s ruling would forbid the prosecution of Assange based on the First Amendment.

In other words, if they prosecute Assange, they must prosecute every media outlet who has ever published leaked content such as the New York Times and the Guardian.

Recently, Jennifer Robinson stated in a media conference that Assange has been ill from the permanent effects of his prolonged stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

It is time that President Trump tells his DOJ to drop charges and free Assange. This is an international travesty against human rights and must end now.

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Update On Assange

Jennifer Robinson, one of Assange’s lawyers, spoke before Australian parliament today. In a press statement afterwards, she explained she is very concerned about Julian’s health and that he is still on Belmarsh Prison’s hospital ward. She also stated that he suffered permanent damage during his stay at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

She also said, “Julian Assange is an Australian citizen and publisher facing 175 years in prison. This is a dangerous precedent for all of the media and should be of grave concern for all Australians.”

About 30 MPs and Senators met with her to hear her statement.

Lawsuit Against Wikileaks By The DNC Has Been Dismissed

The 2nd lawsuit by the DNC against Wikileaks has once again been dismissed. The lawsuit was from the DNC against WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, The Trump campaign, “Russia” et all. It was thrown out on 1st Amendment grounds stating the 1st Amendment protects publication of documents even if they’re stolen. With this the (BillClinton appointed) judge confirmed WikiLeaks and Julian are protected by the 1st Amendment. We already knew that, of course. The lawsuit was dismissed “without prejudice” which means it’s now over, it cannot be filed again by the DNC.

Tweet above can be seen here.

The judge appointed by Bill Clinton cited the Pentagon papers in relation to publishing stolen papers. This may set a precedent on the prosecution of Assange. Hopefully, it will be taken into consideration if he is extradited.

Why We Need Assange and Wikileaks

In a time of great corruption and lack of morals and ethics, our governments have become evil vessels of destruction and human rights violations. When they commit a crime against humanity, the environment or any other ferocious act, they call it “classified” so that the general public will not know of their hidden agendas. Wikileaks was created to publish these concealed secrets. It was designed to help the public hold their governments, politicians, and corporations accountable.

In order to do this and not destroy their sources, Assange created a Dropbox. This was to protect the identity of the whistleblowers bringing documents to expose injustices. Without this protection, whistleblowers often face life in prison.

Assange and Wikileaks are necessary not only for the protection of whistleblowers but to publish documentation of government transgressions. If they manage to destroy Wikileaks and permanently silence Assange, freedom will be lost.

By prosecuting Assange, they are literally taking away our right to hold them accountable. They are destroying free speech and press freedom. Without Assange, our voices will become silence as well. He is the voice of the innocent who are tortured and murdered. He is the voice of the people unable to cry out in agony over what crimes are committed. He is our voice. We are Julian Assange!

He has been tortured, persecuted and illegally incarcerated for truth and justice. When our governments failed to stand by it’s own laws, Assange stood up and revealed those illegal acts against the people. Now, he may be silenced forever and lose his life because he gave a damn. He did what no one else was willing to do! He showed us the truth and now they seek vengeance on him. The most powerful country in the world right now is afraid of one man and his organization. Why? Because accountability is no longer in their vocabulary.

The media continues to spread it’s lies and propaganda without any remorse or guilt, while the real journalist awaits extradition and possible death. The real criminals walk free and cry out for his head while the man who exposed them deteriorates mentally and physically in prison. He has been denied access to data that will help him in his defense and visits from his lawyers are few and far between. They are crucifying him one day at a time.

The evil being done to Julian Assange must be compensated. He must be given freedom before they turn him into a modern day martyr for truth. We must make them release him. We cannot delay. We have to be his voice as they have taken his away. We must save his life in order to save ours. Assange stands for freedom. His freedom is ours. His imprisonment is ours as well.

Stand and fight for justice, truth and your rights! Fight for Assange!

New Example of Twitter Censorship

If restricting accounts and suspending advocate accounts like Unity4J and FriendsOfAssange is not bad enough, Twitter has come up with a new way to violate our freedom of speech. In the example below being sent to accounts, Twitter will now decide when election coverage is misleading.

The question is what is misleading and who gets to decide what is? I thought social media was a place where you could post your findings on political candidates to help inform and decide who to choose. There was a time before the 2016 elections when social media sites like FB and Twitter were good places to go to find information on candidates but not anymore.

Watch what you say or they will suspend your account.

Response To U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer From the U.S. Government Regarding Assange

A copy of the response to Nils Melzer’s letter can be seen below from https://spcommreports.ohchr.org/TmSearch/Results

The Permanent Mission
Of the
United States of America
To the
United nations and other international organizations In geneva


July 16, 2019
Nils Melzer
Special Rapporteur on torture
And other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Human Rights Council Geneva, Switzerland
Dear Mr. Melzer:
Thank you for your letter dated May 28, 2019, in which you express concerns regarding the treatment of Julian Assange. While your letter contains numerous assertions relating to alleged conduct by the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Ecuador with respect to Mr. Assange, this communication addresses only those assertions concerning the United States.
Please find enclosed a U.S. response to your letter.
Sincerely,

Sean M. Garcia
Acting Human Rights Counselor

SUBJECT: U.S. Response Regarding Possible Extradition of Julian Assange
As a preliminary matter, the United States notes that your characterization of Mr. Assange’s self- imposed time in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as “prolonged arbitrary confinement” is fundamentally wrong. Mr. Assange voluntarily stayed in the Embassy to avoid facing lawful criminal charges pending against him. As such, his time in the Embassy did not constitute confinement and was in no way arbitrary.
Further, the United States does not accept the assertion on page eight of your letter that the United States bears international responsibility for “patterns of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” and “psychological torture” of Mr. Assange. Mr. Assange is not, and never has been, in the custody of the United States, nor has the United States instigated, consented to, or acquiesced in the alleged torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of Mr. Assange. The assertion to the contrary in your letter appears to rest on the allegation that there has been “sustained and unrestrained public mobbing, intimidation and defamation” of Mr. Assange in the United States. The letter refers to alleged public statements by, among others, the mass media, influential private individuals, current and former political figures, and senior government officials, and suggests that the United States was obligated to publicly disapprove or prevent such statements. The United States rejects the proposition that the types of public statements listed in your letter constitute cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, much less torture, as defined by the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT). Further, the United States is deeply concerned by the suggestion that independent reporting or other commentary and discourse on public figures could amount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Such a position by the Special Rapporteur has dangerous implications for freedom of expression, democracy, and the rule of law. The United States also rejects the suggestion that it has an obligation to suppress protected speech in order to uphold its obligations under the CAT and notes in this regard its firm commitment to freedom of expression, including for members of the media, consistent with the U.S. Constitution and the United States’ obligations under international human rights law. Finally, and contrary to the allegations in your letter, the U.S. legal system provides redress for individuals who wish to assert claims of defamation.
In addition, the United States categorically rejects the claims in your letter that the United States will torture or otherwise mistreat Mr. Assange if he is extradited to the United States to face criminal prosecution. The United States takes its obligations under international human rights law very seriously. Individuals extradited to the United States are afforded due process under U.S. law and fair trial guarantees; U.S. law protects individuals in the U.S. justice system from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, including through protections under the Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. It is inarguable that our system of law is consistent with our obligations under international human rights law.

This is the letter copied from the pdf file on the website.

Example Letter to Boris Johnson To Free Assange

Dear sir,

In April, Julian Assange was illegally evicted from his asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. This violated many international laws and his brutal arrest by Metro Police was seen by the world. The U.S. government held a secret grand jury to indict Assange under the Espionage Act and denied the existence of an extradition warrant until the day of his arrest.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice reinstated capital punishment of “extreme” offenders. The problem with this is it does not define what an extreme federal offense is. There is evidence that Assange will be tried as a terrorist. Mike Pompeo declared Wikileaks “a non-state hostile intelligence service.” This basically calls Wikileaks and Assange terrorists. This statement means he may very well receive the death penalty.

In the UK Extradition law it says the following:
Under section 94 of theExtradition Act 2003, it is unlawful for an extradition of an individual to take place if the individual is accused of a capital crime, unless the Home Secretary has received assurances that the death penalty would not be applied in that case.

Though they have assured he will not get the death penalty or be tortured, we cannot be sure that this is not just a play on words to get him extradited. After extradition he will be sentenced to an unreasonable amount of time where he will be treated as the enemy. Case in point is the torture and mistreatment of Manning who was paraded naked in front of his peers.

Assange is simply a publisher and journalist who exposed criminal activity like any real journalist. His techniques are now used by many media organizations. If he is extradited and sentenced, it is a direct violation of free press rights which have consistently been under attack since his arrest. It sets a precedent worldwide that any newsperson reporting on war crimes can be imprisoned for publishing facts in the public interest.

You recently stated regarding the Darroch cables: “A prosecution on this basis would amount to an infringement on press freedom and have a chilling effect on public debate.”

Based on this statement, if you truly believe in free press and free speech, you cannot extradite Assange to the U.S. without looking like a fool. I ask you to please take a look at the facts in this case and not the media smears.

Assange simply wanted people to know the injustices committed in both the Afghanistan campaign and the Iraq War. Many innocent civilians were tortured and murdered during these campaigns. People should have the right to know when crimes like these are committed. Without organizations like Wikileaks, we lose our right to know.

If Assange is extradited he faces a kangaroo court that will inevitably be more like a circus than anything that seeks justice. The espionage judge has never found anyone not guilty. Julian faces 175 years for simply practicing real journalism. Are we not all sick of the fake journalists who spread lies and smears and never truly release the facts?

If prosecuted,Assange will face more torture that will further deteriorate his already compromised psychological condition due to the treatment received over the past 6 years. You have the ability to end this travesty. You can stand up for human rights, free press, and stand for two UN rulings that demand his release. You can show the world you are about justice and individual rights. You can be the hero.

I ask that you immediately free Assange from prison. I plead with you to not destroy a man who only published the truth and stood up against the evil of war. In the name of all that is just and true, please do what is right.

Thank you.

Address below:
10 Downing Street
London
SW1A 2AA

Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer Releases Letters Written to 4 Countries Involved in the Assange Case As Well As 2 Responses

Early this morning, Nils Melzer, the U.N.special rapporteur on torture, released his letter to the United States, the U.K., Ecuador and Sweden regarding Assange. He also posted the United States and Sweden’s responses here and here.

In the response from the U.S., they deny the assessment that Assange would “be exposed to a real risk of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. ” They also claim he would receive a fair trial in the U.S. which is only the beginning of their bogus rhetoric.

They denied accusations of participating in the public mobbing, intimidation, defamation and psychological torture of Assange. The U.S. claims that any statements made were by media figures, political figures and that they cannot be held accountable for those statements made. They also stated in the letter, “The United States takes its obligations under international human rights law very seriously, ”and “Individuals extradited to the United States are afforded due process under U.S. law and fair trial guarantees.”

Anyone who has followed the Assange case for any length of time knows that their statements are fabricated distortions of what the truth is. They hid the fact there was a grand jury against him. Reopened a new one to keep Manning behind bars and lied about the extradition they had planned in order to deceive his supporters. We also know that the defamation and slander came from the government controlled media propaganda spread in order to portray Assange as an evil villian rather than a hero.

Letters written by Stratfor (the Texas headquartered “global intelligence” company) which were published by Wikileaks show the intentions of the U.S. government for Assange (files can be seen on Wikileaks website here).

Since the very beginning, the United States has had intentions of torturing Assange and treating him unfairly. As a rule, anything the State department says is a lie.

In an article by the Sydney Morning Herald seen here:

Melzer said Assange’s “cognitive and sensory capacity have been, and still are significantly impaired” after his six-year confinement at Ecuador’s London embassy.

Assange showed symptoms of sustained exposure to “severe psychological stress, anxiety and related mental and emotional suffering” which could cause “major depressive and post-traumatic stress disorders,” Melzer said.

If he was extradited to the US “his current condition is likely to deteriorate dramatically, with severe and long-term psychological and social sequels”.

Melzer said he was gravely concerned that US authorities intend to “make an example” of Assange, to punish him personally and to deter others.

He feared that “Mr. Assange will be confronted with overly expansive charges and subjected to excessively severe criminal sanctions”.

Melzer said Assange’s mental state was caused by his treatment by Britain, Sweden, the US and Ecuador.

In the same article, Sweden’s response was:

Sweden, in a reply dated July 12, said the action of prosecutors against Assange had been independent from government and their proportionality had been tested and confirmed by the Swedish Supreme Court.

It said it “strongly refutes” Melzer’s implication that prosecutors were doing anything other than investigating allegations of rape and sexual assault made against Assange.

None of these countries are going to admit guilt in this case and will continue to deny the truth. They wull hide their behavior as much as possible and claim they adhere to international law in this case, while behind closed doors they will continue to violate Assange’s human rights. Only we can save him from the corrupt governments involved. Only we can correct the media smears and help others to see the truth. Assange can no longer defend himself but relies on us to save his life from the real life monsters who want to silence him forever.
The U.N. has done what they can in calling for his release, exposing the human rights violations and even making statements in his defense. Nils Melzer has been a breath of fresh air in this case and he deserves our support.

If we do nothing to save Assange, we are guilty of everything that happens by remaining silent and passive. We must stand up to the horror playing out and be heroes ourselves in order to see justice win!

Assange’s Annihilation

It has been 106 days since Julian Assange was illegally evicted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and arrested brutally by London’s Metro police. He has been incarcerated against 2 UN rulings. Imprisoned for using his right to free speech and press freedom to expose the U.S. militarys crimes against humanity, he has suffered for over 7 years. While his health deteriorated and he was psychologically tortured, he still continued to publish documents in the public interest.

The U.N. special rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, has called for his release to no avail. Stating that: In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution, I have never seen a group of democratic states ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonize and abuse a single individual for such a long time.”

He also has stated that Assange shows all the signs of prolonged psychological torture. Within weeks of Assange’s arrest, he was admitted to the Belmarsh Prison’s hospital ward for such a drastic loss of weight. Though his weight was stabilized, Krisstin Hraffnsson the editor of Wikileaks said at his last visit Assange was still on the medical unit.

Everything in this case so far has been illegal and either a case of human rights violations or a criminal act against international laws. Yet the U.S. and U.K. continue to violate the rights of individuals and the press by holding him hostage though he is an innocent man. The 18 indictments filed against him by the U.S. DOJ are preposterous and are against the U.S. Constitution, namely the 1st amendment.

While Assange is slowly assassinated, the media continues it’s smearing of one of its own in a murderous surge of propaganda. MSM has become an agent of the corrupt corporate owned government. With politicians being selected rather than elected, it is up to the average person to stand up and fight this tyrranical act of injustice.

Your hatred is misdirected at one another and needs to be focused on those who use our tax dollars to murder the innocent, steal from the poor and hide it behind the word “classified.” It is an outrage and a despicable act of tyranny to set such a precedent against our right to know as well as our legal rights as citizens.

If we do not have real investigative journalists exposing the injustices and rights violations, the elite will only increase in power and will never be held accountable for their evil. You cannot count on your leaders to represent you. You must stand up for yourselves. No one will return your rights without a fight.

Julian Assange is a man who has risked his life and his future to help those who cannot help themselves. He only wanted justice for the torturous war crimes an empire committed in act of cruelty towards mankind to steal their resources and chaotically take over. In a bad replica of Star Wars, the empire wants to take over the world by annihilating anyone who opposes it’s domination. Assange fought it the only way he knew how to peacefully. He published their deceit. In return, they intend to destroy him. By destroying him and Wikileaks, they can continue their intentions of overtaking any country who opposes them without any fear of retribution.

First they took the journalists and replaced them with propagandists who only repeated the government’s agenda. We don’t know what happened after that. The truth was never allowed to be told…

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