United Kingdom: Human chain at Westminster for Julian Assange

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UKHuman chain at Westminster for Julian Assange

A thousand people gathered around Parliament demanding the release of the WikiLeaks founder.

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Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange form a human chain outside the Houses of Parliament during a protest in London, Britain on October 8, 2022.

Reuters

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange form a human chain outside the Houses of Parliament during a protest in London, Britain on October 8, 2022.

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange form a human chain outside the Houses of Parliament during a protest in London, Britain on October 8, 2022.

Reuters

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange form a human chain outside the Houses of Parliament during a protest in London, Britain on October 8, 2022.

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange form a human chain outside the Houses of Parliament during a protest in London, Britain on October 8, 2022.

Reuters

A thousand people formed a human chain around the British Parliament in London on Saturday to demand the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “Free Assange, no US extradition” (“Free Assange, no extradition to the US”), “The press is not a crime” (“The press is not a crime”), can we read the signs held by the demonstrators? Under a big blue sky, the human chain stretched across Westminster Bridge, the front of Parliament and the gardens of Victoria Tower.

Abduction procedure

Julian Assange has been held since 2019 at the high-security Belmarsh prison near London. appealed The British government’s decision to hand him over to the United States. The 51-year-old Australian is being prosecuted in the US for publishing 700,000 classified documents on the WikiLeaks site in 2010 relating to the US military, particularly operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He could face decades in prison if convicted of espionage under the anti-disclosure law. Julian Assange was arrested by British police in 2019 after taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for seven years.

(AFP)

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