Petition update

Konzertierte Aktion für Julian Assange

Thilo Hahn
PF, Germany

Jan 5, 2020 — 

Liebe Unterstützerinnen und Unterstützer von Julian Assange,

wie Sie am 1. Januar durch das Update dieser Petition erfahren haben, ist der Zustand von Julian Assange erschreckend, er selbst sagt von sich: „Ich sterbe hier langsam.“

Und das passiert im Jahr 2020, in England, in einem demokratischen Rechtsstaat?

Das kann nicht sein! Von dem her haben wir verschiedene Adressen/Tools vorbereitet und brauchen jetzt SIE und IHRE Hilfe für eine gemeinsame Aktion.

Assange ist ein politischer Gefangener, der unschuldig und willkürlich unter sehr schlechten Bedingungen inhaftiert ist und der seit beinahe 10 Jahren verfolgt wird. Diese skandalöse Ungerechtigkeit muss endlich aufhören!

Wir fordern:
Restaure justice! Free Assange immediatly!
Gemeinsam wollen wir ab sofort, massiven Druck ausüben.

Wir schlagen Ihnen demnach folgende Aktion vor:

Schicken Sie bitte Protest-Emails nach GB, auch an die UN, sowie an die Anwält*innen von Julian Assange, und fordern Sie seine sofortige Befreiung. Um Ihnen diese Aufgabe zu erleichtern, haben wir folgende Tools zusammen gestellt:

1.) Daten von Julian Assange als Gefangener:

Prisoner of opinion: Julian Paul Assange (03.07.1971)
Prison: Belmarsh, London
Prisoner Number: A9379AY
Case EAW 131226-10

2.) Email-Liste am Ende dieses Updates

Ganz unten finden Sie eine Email-Liste von Gerichten, Behörden, Ministerien in GB, von dem OHCHR, von Assange‘s Legal Team und von den drei britischen Menschenrechtsorganisation. Wählen Sie Email-Adressen aus – gerne auch alle - und schicken Sie bitte Ihre Forderung so schnell wie möglich ab. Die Zeit drängt sehr.

3.) Inhaltliche Anregungen/Vorschläge auf Englisch

Als Hilfestellung für Ihre Mails finden Sie nachfolgend Auszüge aus der Aufforderung zur Befreiung von Julian Assange (request for the release of political prisoner Julian Paul Assange), die unsere sehr engagierte Mitkämpferin, Véronique Pidancet-Barrière von der französischen association Wikijustice Julian Assange, Anfang November 2019 u.a. an die unten aufgelisteten Emails-Adressen geschickt hat. Verwenden Sie die Elemente, die Sie ansprechen. Am Ende finden Sie auch juristische Grundlagen, mit denen Sie Ihre Forderung untermauern können.

4.) Briefe per Post / Anrufe

Das wäre optimal, wenn auch Briefe geschickt oder gar Anrufe gemacht werden könnten.

- Home Office = Innenministerium
(weiter nach unten scrollen, Adresse usw. sind etwas versteckt)
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office

- Ministry of Justice = Justizministerium
(weiter nach unten scrollen, Adresse usw. sind etwas versteckt)
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

- Menschenrechtsorganisation in GB: s. bitte unten in der Email-Liste.

I. Inhaltliche Anregungen zum Verfassen Ihrer Schreiben

• Mr Julian Paul Assange is a political prisoner. He has never been convicted of any crime.

He is illegally imprisoned. He is tortured. He suffers from serious consequences of the tortures inflicted on him. Julian Paul Assange must be immediately released. When a person is incarcerated without cause, he or she is unlawfully incarcerated.

Julian Assange is imprisoned for information and opinion offences, in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Mr Julian Paul Assange is imprisoned for having done his job as a journalist. He has exposed war crimes, state wrongdoing, paedophile criminal networks… (European Convention of Human Right. Art.10)

• In countries that have ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it is illegal to imprison an individual for opinion offense. For this reason alone, Mr Julian Paul Assange should have been freed a long time ago.

As a result, as Mr Julian Paul Assange is a political prisoner, he cannot be extradited. (European Convention on extradition. Art.3 - Political offenses)

• Since 2016, Mr Julian Paul Assange has benefited from a UN ruling that requires him to be released, compensated and taken to safety.

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=17012&LangID=E

According to this ruling, by 2016, he should have been released, compensated and taken to safety. England owes compensation to Mr Julian Paul Assange for failing to comply with this decision. The UN is prescriber in the field of Human Rights.

• Mr Julian Paul Assange is illegally imprisoned and tortured. He's a victim. He must be treated with the respect due to the victims. He must be released and protected.

UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer has issued a scathing report attesting that Mr Julian Paul Assange presents undeniable psychological torture symptoms, but also the possibility for him to die in prison (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, UN, 2016).

"No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." (European Convention of Human Right. Art. 3)

He is put in solitary confinement 23 hours a day. He has no access to his lawyers or documents used in his defence. Many witnesses have publicly testified to this: Mr. Kritinnn Hrafsonn, Mr. John Pilger, Mr. John Shipton, Mrs. Christine Ann Hawkins, his lawyers.

However, at no time has the United Kingdom taken any measures to protect Julian Paul Assange and to protect him from torture. However, as the United Kingdom is aware, every state, every citizen, must do everything possible to protect an individual from an illegal imprisonment and torture.

• The right to life and freedom of Mr Julian Paul Assange must be ensured by the government of the United Kingdom, because the UK law «The Human Rights Act» passed in 1998 requires this, too!

https://www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/human-rights/human-rights-act

The Human Rights Act sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms that everyone in the UK is entitled to. It incorporates the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into domestic British law.

Article 2 is often referred to as an ‘absolute right’. These are rights that can never be interfered with by the state. This means that nobody, including the Government, can try to end your life. It also means the Government should take appropriate measures to safeguard life by making laws to protect you and, in some circumstances, by taking steps to protect you if your life is at risk.

• Moreover, in view of the state of health of Mr. Julian Paul Assange, suffering endured, torture and their serious consequences, we ask the United Kingdom to put an end to the extradition procedure by applying the Article 25 of the Extradition Act 2003:

This section applies if at any time in the extradition hearing it appears to the judge that the condition in subsection (2) is satisfied.
(2) The condition is that the physical or mental condition of the person in respect of whom the Part 1 warrant is issued is such that it would be unjust or oppressive to extradite him.
(3) The judge must—
(a) order the person’s discharge, or
(b) adjourn the extradition hearing until it appears to him that the condition in subsection (2) is no longer satisfied.

II. Juristische Grundlagen

European Convention of Human Right. Art.10

Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.

European Convention on Extradition. Article 3 - Political offences

1 Extradition shall not be granted if the offence in respect of which it is requested is regarded by the requested Party as a political offence or as an offence connected with a political offence.

2 The same rule shall apply if the requested Party has substantial grounds for believing that a request for extradition for an ordinary criminal offence has been made for the purpose of prosecuting or punishing a person on account of his race, religion, nationality or political opinion, or that that person's position may be prejudiced for any of these reasons.

Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that, for as long as a suspect or an accused person has not been proved guilty according to law, public statements made by public authorities, and judicial decisions, other than those on guilt, do not refer to that person as being guilty. (Directive (EU) 201)

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Art. 2
1. Each State Party shall take effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent acts of torture in any territory under its jurisdiction. 
2. No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture. 
3. An order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture.

Art. 4
1. Each State Party shall ensure that all acts of torture are offences under its criminal law. The same shall apply to an attempt to commit torture and to an act by any person which constitutes complicity or participation in torture.
2. Each State Party shall make these offences punishable by appropriate penalties which take into account their grave nature.

Art. 5
1. Each State Party shall take such measures as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over the offences referred to in article 4 in the following cases: 
(a) When the offences are committed in any territory under its jurisdiction or on board a ship or aircraft registered in that State;
(b) When the alleged offender is a national of that State; 
(c) When the victim is a national of that State if that State considers it appropriate.
2. Each State Party shall likewise take such measures as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over such offences in cases where the alleged offender is present in any territory under its jurisdiction and it does not extradite him pursuant to article 8 to any of the States mentioned in paragraph I of this article. 

3. This Convention does not exclude any criminal jurisdiction exercised in accordance with internal law.
If a member of your family dies in circumstances that involve the state, you may have the right to an investigation. The state is also required to investigate suspicious deaths and deaths in custody.
The courts have decided that the right to life does not include a right to die.

Art. 11
Each State Party shall keep under systematic review interrogation rules, instructions, methods and practices as well as arrangements for the custody and treatment of persons subjected to any form of arrest, detention or imprisonment in any territory under its jurisdiction, with a view to preventing any cases of torture.

Art.12
Each State Party shall ensure that its competent authorities proceed to a prompt and impartial investigation, wherever there is reasonable ground to believe that an act of torture has been committed in any territory under its jurisdiction.

Art.13
Each State Party shall ensure that any individual who alleges he has been subjected to torture in any territory under its jurisdiction has the right to complain to, and to have his case promptly and impartially examined by, its competent authorities. Steps shall be taken to ensure that the complainant and witnesses are protected against all ill-treatment or intimidation as a consequence of his complaint or any evidence given.

Art.14
1. Each State Party shall ensure in its legal system that the victim of an act of torture obtains redress and has an enforceable right to fair and adequate compensation, including the means for as full rehabilitation as possible. In the event of the death of the victim as a result of an act of torture, his dependants shall be entitled to compensation.

III. Email-Liste

Bemerkungen vorab: HM in den Adressen steht für Her Majesty‘s.
HMP = Her Majety‘s Prison
GOV steht für government (Regierung).
justice.gov ist daher eine Email von dem Justizministerium.
Westminster court ist das Gericht, das für Assange zuständig ist.

• INSPECTORATE OF PRISONS

Der Chefinspektor heißt Peter Clarke, Barbara Buchana ist seine Assistentin.barbara.buchanan@hmiprisons.gov.uk
HMIPrisons.Enquiries@hmiprisons.gov.uk

• GOVERNOR VON BELMARSH, Rob Davis
rob.davis@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

• HOME OFFICE = Innenministerium UK
Mrs Priti Patel: Innenministerin (home secretary)

ExtraditionCasework@homeoffice.gov.uk
public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
public.enquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk
mlapolicy@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
kate.williams@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
kim.grade@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
patricia.keville@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
kathy.warburton@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
Kerry.Charlesworth@homeoffice.gov.uk
alexander.gore@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
UKCA-ILOR@homeoffice.gov.uk
kieran.cunningham@homeoffice.gov.uk
leigh.hanby@homeoffice.gov.uk

• JUSTIZMINISTERIUM UK
Robert Buckland: Justizminister
(Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice)

westminster.mc@Justice.gov.uk
southlondonmc@justice.gov.uk
Laura.King1@Justice.gov.uk
southwarkcrowncourt@justice.gov.uk
lthspg.admin@justice.gov.uk
academy@justice.gov.uk
mojas@justice.gov.uk

• MENSCHENRECHTSORGANISATION IN UK

1.) Nothern Ireland Human Rights Commission
https://www.nihrc.org/
info@nihrc.org

2.) Scottisch Human Rights Commission
http://www.scottishhumanrights.com/
hello@scottishhumanrights.com

3.) Equality and Human Rights Commission
https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en
wales@equalityhumanrights.com
scotland@equalityhumanrights.com
Liste deren Büros. Da findet Ihr auch Telefonnummer:
https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/contact-us/our-offices

• LEGAL TEAM JULIAN ASSANGE

Fragen an das legal team finden Sie in diesem Petitionsupdate:
https://www.change.org/p/verhindert-die-auslieferung-von-julian-assange-an-die-usa/u/25525077

oficina@ilocad.info (Baltazar Garzón, Teamleader)
marksummers@matrixlaw.co.uk (Mark Summers)
edwardfitzgerald@matrixlaw.co.uk
practiceteamt@matrixlaw.co.uk
j.robinson@doughtystreet.co.uk (Jennifer Robinson)
g.robertson@doughtystreet.co.uk (Geoffrey Robertson)
j.smith@doughtystreet.co.uk
gareth.peirce@birnbergpeirce.co.uk (Mrs Gareth Pierce)
alistair.lyon@birnbergpeirce.co.uk (Mr Alistair Lyon)
contact@branco-associes.fr (Juan Branco)
renata@webfoundation.org (Renata Avila)
renata@digitalcolonialism.org (Renata Avila)
info@es.diem25.org (Renata Avila)

• OHCHR - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Nils.Melzer@glasgow.ac.uk (Rapporteur on torture)
cpeschoux@ohchr.org (Christophe Peschoux)
InfoDesk@ohchr.org
civilsociety@ohchr.org

• CRIMINAL INJURIES • COMPENSATION AUTHORITY

mike.findlay@victimsupportsco.org.uk
zoe.westwood@victimsupportsco.org.uk
info@ccrc.x.gsi.gov.uk
press@ccrc.gov.uk
gds-privacy-office@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk
Officer@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
casework@ico.org.uk
gl-cmo.ddjdeployment@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
gl-ind.adjudication@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
supreme.courts@scotcourts.gov.uk

• WEITERE EMAILS (UNSORTIERT)

Westminster.mc@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
foreignprocess.rcj@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
mla@hmrc.gov.uk
paula.nugent@gov.scot
adminoffice@courtsni.gov.uk
ICACU@ospt.gov.uk
attorneygeneral@anguillanet.com
dawn.livingstone@gov.scot
ciabduction@gov.ky
attorneygeneral@anguillanet.com
law.offices@gov.je
legal@gov.ms
agc@gov.bm
coicu@copfs.gov.uk
law@gov.gg
aw.officers@gov.je
DavidJ.Dickson@copfs.gsi.gov.uk
Kevin.philpott@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
mla@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
coicu@copfs.gsi.gov.uk
ERDForeignNationals@noms.gsi.gov.uk
SOPEnquiries@fco.gov.uk
fcocorrespondence@fco.gov.uk
thelordchiefjustice@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk
the.president@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk
JIRinbox@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk
navysec-foimailbox@mod.gov.uk
cmo.ddjdeployment@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
gl-ind.adjudication@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
assembly@london.gov.uk
amanda.malyon@hmicfrs.gov.uk
nicola.brentall@royal.gsx.gov.uk
sally.osman@royal.gsx.gov.uk
kenneth.johnson@hmpo.gsi.gov.uk
lucy.conway@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk
lucy.conway@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk
chiefcoronersoffice@judiciary.uk
registry@supremecourt.uk
information@magistrates-association.org.uk
casework@ico.org.uk
publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
dpo@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
psleaderofthelords@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
coparliamentarybranch@cabinet.gov.uk
thetreasurysolicitor@governmentlegal.gov.uk
correspondence@attorneygeneral.gov.uk
enquiries@beis.gov.uk
enquiries@culture.gov.uk
enquiries@scotcourts.gov.uk
comms@nio.gov.uk
communications@nio.gov.uk 
enquiries@advocategeneral.gsi.gov.uk
whistleblowing@advocategeneral.gsi.gov.uk
pressoffice@scotlandoffice.gsi.gov.uk
public.enquiries@noms.gsi.gov.uk
prisoner.location.service@noms.gsi.gov.uk
correspondence@ukgovwales.gov.uk
uls.referrals@attorneygeneral.gov.uk
belfast@victimsupportni.org.uk
EnquiryPoint@copfs.gsi.gov.uk

Im Voraus vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung!

Thilo Hahn und Nathalie Parent

 


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