Foreign affairs

We demand Asylum for Julian Assange in Switzerland

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1.621 Supporters 687 in Switzerland
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Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has been held prisoner for almost 10 Years now, where he is exposed to increasing psychological torture. Since April 2019 he is detained at the high security prison of Belmarsh in London, where he is in isolation for 23 hours a day and his most basic human rights are refused to him. He is in immediate danger of his life after this extended path of suffering.

We therefore demand, that Switzerland offers asylum to him immediately

in the following links you can find information about this path of suffering and sacrifice for our freedom of information and the current situation

www.republik.ch/2020/01/31/nils-melzer-about-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange

Reason

Since Assanges arrest in the equadorian embassy in London last april, I followed the events with increasing worry and with great difficulty to find honest real information about the issue. What our official media let us know was superficial and biased.

Finally, last autumn, I discovered a video on youtube, in which the special rapporteur of the UN revealed Informations about the case, which shocked me profoundly. That same day I wrote an email to the swiss foreign office and to the news department of our swiss TV station requesting diplomatic engagement / extensive and balanced reporting to one of the most important issues of our time.

The foreign office wrote me this (november2019!):

The federal council decided...in february 2017, that Julian Assange, with the founding of Wikileaks and the publishing of confidential information did participate in the revelation of crimes against humanity. He did, however, not intend to support and defend human rights by his publications. He therefore could not be recognized as a defender of human rights and receive...Protection.

This analysis remains even after the UN special report.

Gregor Meier,the news-chief of swiss TV let me know the following in answer to my email:

Whether the Assange case is one of the most important issues of our time, is certainly debatable. Fact is, that we treat the most important issues according to our evaluation in our daily news broadcast. We are entirely free in our choice. We enjoy the so-called Programme-autonomy. We certainly do not let the enemies of press-freedom win. We have published on the Assange case repeatedly - according to the weight we allow to this issue.

These reactions of our public institutions shocked me almost as much as the events, for which I requested their reaction.

When our Governments and our official media watch passively, how our basic human rights are being violated before our eyes, it is high time to react. When tolerance is being exercised in face of violations of the rule of law and disregard of human rights by western governments When reporting veils the truth, we are getting too close to the application of such practices, and this concerns every single one of us.

Thank you for your support, Beyme Susanna from Donatyre
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  • Liebe Unterstützer,
    Dear Supporters,

    Dieses Mal sollten die links funktionieren

    this time, hopefully, the links are working

    mit den besten Grüssen,
    with the kindest regards

  • Dear Supporters,

    JOIN THE MASS LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN
    Mr Julian Assange
    Prisoner #: A9379AY
    HMP Belmarsh
    Western Way
    London SE28 0EB
    UK

    #LettersToJulian
    Before writing to Julian Assange, please write at least one letter to a politican or leader and take another action to help defend Julian. Please write short personal notes and let Julian know of the actions you've taken to help defend him. Please do not include sensitive information in your letter.
    You must include his prisoner number (#A9379AY) or his DOB on the envelope. He still recieves letters with just his name + DOB without any problems. Envelopes without his prisoner # or DOB will not be delivered. To avoid confusion we have changed our instructions to say include the prisoner... further

  • Dear Supporters,

    For almost a year, Chelsea Manning is held in solitary confinement by the US-authorities and put under pressure, to testify against Julian Assange. She is still resisting, she would rather die. A young woman in her early thirties is being pushed to the brink of death because she keeps fighting for a better world.

    We cannot let that happen! We keep sharing the petition for Julian and support Chelsea!
    Their freedom is our freedom!

    Thanks to you all

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Why people sign

  • 5 days ago

    Government accountability, freedom of the press, free speech.

  • Yung-Hee An Düsseldorf

    5 days ago

    Meinungsfreiheit=Demokratie

  • Kathia Balmer Erlenbach

    on 24 Mar 2020

    weil die Meinungs- und Pressefreiheit nicht mehr gewaehrleistet wird, wenn Julian Assange verurteilt werden kann - ohne ein Verbrechen begangen zu haben.

  • on 23 Mar 2020

    C'est vital. Il s'agit d'une question de survie pour un être soumis à une torture systématique et risquant un traitement coercitif injustifié sur la base du droit à l'information.

  • on 14 Mar 2020

    Julian Assange has spent the past Decade of his life endangered as a Political Prisoner for his Publishing of USA 'War Crimes'. His documented mistreatment at the hands of the British Authorities makes me ashamed of my own Government. Julian deserves and desperately deserves Asylum in Switzerland.

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