We Petitioned: The Office of The Prosecutor of The Hague, we allege a "crime against humanity"
Jan 15, 2021 —
Hi All, Today we submitted the largest ever petitioning of the International Criminal Court since its inception.
The document comprises of over 570,000 signatures contained in over 26,000 pages. The text of 2 pages covering document of the petition data base is pasted here below this line. Unfortunately I can not upload the actual document and formatting of the document is not as the original.
Information and Evidence Unit
Office of the Prosecutor
Post Office Box 19519
2500 CM The Hague
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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