Free Julian Assange, before it's too late. Sign to STOP the USA Extradition
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This is a global petition to Free Julian Assange and to stop the legal precedent being established of a USA Extradition for a non USA journalist that exposed USA war crimes.
On January 4, 2021 this petitioned campaign helped secure a "Stop to the USA Extradition". Together with many individuals and teams around the world we are now on a pathway to Free Julian Assange.
Unfortunately however, as of January 11, 2021 the entities that perpetrated the war crimes that Julian Assange's publications revealed have indicated they will appeal the decision to STOP the USA Extradition of Julian Assange from the U.K. to the USA to be tortured for a further 175 years.
This petition invites everybody from every nation to sign and join this critically important campaign to Free Julian Assange. We helped Stop the USA Extradition now we focus to Free Julian Assange and return him to the love of his family.
Further, this petition will drive to prosecute the alleged complicit public officers of the UK, Sweden, Ecuador and Australia that allegedly together manifested a situation that deliberately and by design subjected Julian Assange to psychological torture. The process of delivery of psychological torture to Julian Assange continued even though public statements by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture determined that Julian Assange was being subjected to cruel and degrading treatment that resulted in case of verified psychological torture as determined by implementation of the Internationally recognised Istanbul Protocol by a team of medical experts.
570,000+ signatories petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) on January 15, 2021. This was the largest petition ever presented to the ICC since it's inception. This petition has delivered a request for escalation of request of petition notices (Ref. Doc. Aug. 5, 2020 Notice 1 & Aug. 27, 2020 Notice 2) to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. ( Scroll down to see the script copy of this document pasted at the foot of welcome page).
Verified instances of state sponsored psychological torture is determined by the International Criminal Court (ICC), as constituting a "crime against humanity".
We the signatories consider it of international significance, because we allege that state sponsored psychological torture has been administered to Mr Julian Assange and continued in spite of official determination and notification by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.
Julian Assange is a journalist that published whistle-blower sourced evidence that revealed systemic governmental criminality including clear and obvious war crimes.
The deliberate targeting of persons known and identified as providing first aid to the wounded and then ordering their slaughter is an undeniable war crime. https://youtu.be/UaqY12VHFv4 To then subject the journalist that revealed those war crimes to psychological torture is a crime against humanity. We allege that the psychological torturing of Julian Assange is being delivered by public officers of ratified nations to the 1997 Rome Convention to the ICC.
If we allow Julian Assange (multi-awarded journalist) who is not a USA citizen and who was not in the USA when he published news to be extradited to the USA to face 175 years imprisonment and possible execution, then we no longer live in a democratic society. To allow Julian Assange to be extradited for his publishing in the public interest would place every woman, child and man in western society under USA extraterritorial authoritarian rule. History proves that this always leads to the next brutal dictatorship which will assassinate, execute or permanently silence any person that publishes evidence that exposes the “authorities” criminality.
Feb. 10, 2020 this petition was Tabled in the House of Representatives (Lower House) of the Australian Parliament, by Andrew Wilkie MP https://andrewwilkie.org/massive-petition-to-free-julian-assange-tabled-in-australian-parliament-today/
Together with the Tabling in the Australian Senate (Upper House) of the Australian Parliament by Senator Peter Whish-Wilson on November 12, 2019.https://twitter.com/SenatorSurfer/status/1194524951044227072?s=20
It is considered unprecedented to have a petition now covering the entire Australian Parliament as it has been individually Tabled in both houses of the Australian parliament. We are a massive force now and exercising that people power to the MAXIMUM. We demand direct and senior Ministerial intervention to stop the torturing of Julian Assange and to prevent a continuation of this travesty and clear perversion of legal process. We demand Julian Assange be immediately freed.
See George Christensen MP on Feb. 7, 2020 on Assange in the Australian Parliament. https://www.facebook.com/gchristensenmp/videos/306278656995310/
This petition is now the Largest 'E' Petition ever successfully tabled in the Australian Parliament and is now the 3rd largest petition overall to be successfully tabled in the history of the Australian Parliament (since 1901) and represents a huge level of support from around the world and continues to grow. We are getting stronger every minute of every day. Please Join us.
Headline from the Australian Parliament's official website: “A petition is basically a request for action. The right to petition Federal Parliament has been one of the rights of citizens since federation, and it is the ONLY way an individual can directly place grievances before the Parliament.” https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Petitions
The Petitioner and on behalf of Signatories is now exercising that right.
By carefully following these petitioned demands legitimate grievances will be resolved.
This petition demands:
No USA Extradition of Julian Assange.
With immediate affect Julian Assange to walk out of prison on at least on bail.
Freedom for Julian Assange
The Australian government is hereby instructed that they are to facilitate the providing of a bail application via consular presentations on behalf of Julian Assange so that he may walk out of torture regardless. These instructions come from signatory John Shipton (Julian’s father Dec. 18, 2019). If Julian Assange is not absolutely allowed to walk out as a free man, then bail must be allowed, for his wellbeing as he has done nothing wrong. Get bail organised Now.
The Morrison government is instructed to follow Liberal Party policy procedure where in extenuating circumstances the Prime Minister will intervene and make high level representations to their Ministerial counterparts in jurisdictions where an Australian’s human rights are being violated. This standard procedure was witnessed in the intervention by the then LNP Prime Minister John Howard after Barnaby Joyce’s raising of the matter concerning “Habeas Corpus” in relation to David Hicks. The same occurred with the LNP Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull intervening at the March 2018 ASEAN meeting when he and his team raised the matter of James Ricketson with Hun Sen of Cambodia (Ricketson had been detained on “Espionage” charges). So to be clear it is standard practice and procedure that an Australian LNP Prime Minister directly intervenes in situations of exceptional circumstance as was the case with David Hicks, James Ricketson and is the case with Julian Assange. Why shouldn’t Julian Assange receive the same level of involvement by the Prime Minister and or Foreign Minister as others have received in similar situations.
“Julian Assange has suffered enough. It's time to end this geopolitical madness. The man's an Australian. He's not an American. He wasn't in the US when he spoke out about war crimes. Put simply, he must be allowed to return to Australia.” Andrew Wilkie MP & Co Chair of the “Bring Assange Home” Australian parliamentary group.
On 28 January 2020: “News from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe –Comprising 324 parliamentarians from the 47 countries of the Council of Europe https://twitter.com/CoE , speaking for 830 million Europeans The @CoE Assembly, in a resolution on media freedom, declares that the detention and prosecution of @wikileaks founder Julian #Assange "sets a dangerous precedent for journalists" and calls for his prompt release”. The full resolution: http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/XRef/Xref-XML2HTML-en.asp?fileid=28508&lang=en
On February 8 2020. Listen to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Cruel and Degrading Treatment, who extensively investigated the Assange case states that the evidence against Julian Assange has been "Fabricated" https://youtu.be/f9KRxF9oVxQ
Julian Assange is an Australian Citizen and as such it is the fundamental responsibility of the Australian Government to protect and ensure his human rights are not violated and to this end the Australian Government has failed. It can also be stated that the Australian Government to date has been silently complicit in the psychological torture of Mr Julian Assange.
Julian Assange is an Australian citizen and journalist who is currently a political prisoner in London. He is facing extradition to the USA to face 175 years imprisonment and possible execution for publishing news material that was in the public interest. The information contained in his publications were not sourced by him, but rather were delivered to him by whistleblowers. Whistleblower sourced information is the usual occupational practice of an investigative journalist in a functioning democracy. This case highlights clear human rights abuses of Julian Assange, serious perversions of justice and a direct attack on the very fabric of democracy across western democracies.
Further, in light of the concerning deterioration of Julian Assange’s state of health and with Covid19 already causing the death of other prisoners in Belmarsh (HMP) Prison, politicians who may be perceived as “somewhat” responsible should seriously consider how citizens would react if Julian Assange was to die in prison or be viewed shuffling in shackles in an orange fashioned Guantanamo torture jumpsuit. Responsible politicians would be best advised to deal with this matter via this legal and peaceful petitioned action and this petition provides that platform for praise and endorsement. We support responsible politicians doing the right thing and winning political points from 92% of Australians as per (60 Minutes Australia) polling that want the Australian Government to intervene and Bring Assange Home. Yes 92% is across the political spectrum.
We agree nobody is above the law. As Jeremy Hunt MP wished we will “stand together to make it an international taboo, of the highest order to murder, arrest or detain journalists just for doing their job”. (Jeremy Hunt April 6, 2019). https://twitter.com/FCDOGovUK/status/1114199640625295361?s=20
You can read more about this campaign in the updates below. Please, sign and share this petition.
Read more detail below on this petition's Submission of the largest ever petitioning of the International Criminal Court. 570,000 signatory strong petition delivered to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court's (The Hague). January 15 , 2021 to request an escalation of preliminary investigation request, with reference to Notice 1 Aug. 5, 2020 and Notice 2, August 27, 2020.
Petition Delivery: Office of the Prosecutor,
International Criminal Court, The Hague
570,000 signatories as at January 15, 2021
Petition To: Chief Prosecutor Ms Fatou Bensouda International Criminal Court: The Hague
Petition To: Deputy Prosecutor Mr James Stewart International Criminal Court: The Hague
Dear Ms Fatou Bensouda,
This petition document includes 570,000 signatures from citizens around the world and in accordance with International Criminal Court (ICC) protocols we now deliver to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the ICC a request for escalation of preliminary investigation into an alleged crime against humanity by mental/psychological torture of Mr Julian Assange. Mr Julian Assange published evidence of war crimes and then was and has continued to be subjected to cruel and degrading treatment amounting to psychological torture as punishment for his publishing in the public interest.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture made public statement on May 31, 2019 (appendix. 1) that “Mr Assange has been exposed to various forms of cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment that cumulatively have the same effect as psychological torture”. We allege that some public officers of the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden and Ecuador have worked together to deliver cruel and degrading treatment amounting to psychological torture in breach of international law.
Signatories of this 570,000 strong petition, the UN Special Rapporteur and many others from around the world have repeatedly raised this matter in accordance with due process and by peaceful means and to date we have not seen a meaningful investigation into and prevention of this alleged international crime that falls under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
We now call on the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as per administrative protocols to escalate requests for preliminary investigation pertained in Petition Notice documents 1 delivered to the OTP on August 5, 2020 Petition Notice 2 delivered to the OTP on August 27, 2020. (See Appendix 7 & 8)
Australian Citizen and Petitioner https://www.change.org/Free-Julian-Assange-before-its-too-late
Appendix 1: United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel and Degrading Treatment Reference: https://youtu.be/ErW1taJEPrs
Appendix 2: Preamble to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Reference: https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
“Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,… “
“Article 5: of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”
Appendix 3: Reference: https://www.change.org/Free-Julian-Assange-before-its-too-late
Appendix 4: Reference Petition Notice 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 https://www.change.org/p/free-julian-assange-before-it-s-too-late-stop-usa-extradition/u/25396955
Appendix 5: Petition Official Tabling in the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Australia and accepted into official Australian Parliamentary Hansard https://twitter.com/WilkieMP/status/1226749989738573825?s=20
Appendix 6: Petition Official Tabling in the Senate of the Parliament of Australia and accepted into official Australian Parliamentary Hansard https://twitter.com/SenatorSurfer/status/1194524951044227072?s=20
Appendix 7: Petition Notice 1. Delivered to the OTP of the ICC August 5, 2020 https://www.change.org/p/free-julian-assange-before-it-s-too-late-stop-usa-extradition/u/27599933
Appendix 8: Petition Notice 2 Delivered to the OTP of the ICC August 27, 2020 https://www.change.org/p/free-julian-assange-before-it-s-too-late-stop-usa-extradition/u/27448320
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