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Free Julian Assange

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We the undersigned say that Julian Assange should be freed or allowed free passage to Ecuador. He has spent eight Christmases away from his children and family. His "arbitrary detention" brings great shame on the UK, the US, Sweden and Australia. The United Nations has stated that his continued "arbitrary detention" following its finding of almost two years ago constitutes "torture".

19 May 2017 13:23

Theresa May appears to be trying to keep her distance from Assange’s fate.

Asked if Britain would now support a request to extradite Assange to the United States, the prime minister said: “We look at extradition requests on a case-by-case basis.”

Speaking at a Conservative campaign event in Edinburgh, May added: “In relation to Julian Assange, any decision that is taken about UK action in relation to him were he to leave the Ecuadorian embassy would be an operational matter for the police.”
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