In 2010 Julian Assange published truthful information in the public interest: evidence of U.S. war crimes, uncounted civilian casualties, and rampant corruption. For this he faces up to 175 years in prison
TAKE ACTION: Urge Biden Administration to Drop Charges Against Julian Assange
Biden has a chance to mend the divide that has escalated into full hostility between the U.S. government and the foundations of our democracy — free speech and a free press. It is time to uphold our democratic ideals and demand that our government respect the rights of free speech, free publication, and full transparency. Biden’s first step should be to end the Trump administration’s gravest attack on journalism: the prosecution of Julian Assange. Julian still sits in a British prison even after a judge has blocked his extradition to the U.S., all because the U.S. government is attempting to prosecute him for publishing. In 2010 Julian Assange published truthful information in the public interest: evidence of U.S. war crimes, uncounted civilian casualties, and rampant corruption. For this he faces up to 175 years in prison. A conviction of Assange, an Australian citizen, would put all other journalists at risk too, setting a precedent allowing the government to decide what gets published around the world. The Biden administration can end this injustice today, by dropping the charges and letting Assange walk free today. The persecution of Julian Assange is an attack on journalists’ right to do their jobs, the public’s right to know what is done in their name, and the ability to hold our government to account. Let’s come together and tell Biden– it’s time to free Julian Assange!