IPPNW press release from 03.05.2022
Nobel Peace Prize winning organization demands release of Julian Assange
World Press Freedom Day
Under health-threatening conditions, Julian Assange has been sitting in the British maximum security prison in Belmarsh near London for more than two years. If his extradition and charge of “conspiracy” (publication of Pentagon documents), demanded by the U.S. and approved by Britain’s Westminster Magistrates Court on April 20, 2022, were carried out, he would face 175 years in prison. “This would also be a severe blow to the peace movement and would have a massive deterrent effect on publicists and journalists to make war crimes public – especially since it is unclear whether the indictment could not be extended after extradition and Assange could face the death penalty,” reads a resolution passed at the IPPNW annual congress in Hamburg.
Angelika Wilmen (IPPNW), Tel. 030 698 074 13, Email: email@example.com