They demand the release of Julian Assange in the UK – Prinsa Latina

“ There is only one decision, there is no extradition, ” protesters who gathered on Sunday chanted in front of the high-security Belmarsh prison in southeast London, where the Australian journalist has been imprisoned since April 2019.

According to activists, only collusion between the US and British judicial systems can justify Assange’s stay in prison since British police pulled him out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London on January 11, 2019.

The US government intends to prosecute the founder of WikiLeaks on 17 counts of espionage and one count of conspiracy to commit computer piracy, which carries a total sentence of 175 years in prison.

The accusations are based on the publication on this digital portal of thousands of classified files on war crimes committed by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as compromising diplomats’ assessments of foreign governments and political leaders, among other documents.

Isaacs, one of the demonstrators, confirmed to Prensa Latina that having someone imprisoned for reporting crimes while criminals are still free is ridiculous, after making sure that this measure confirms that British justice never acted fairly.

Assange is still being held in Belmarsh prison, although the British judge in charge of the extradition process refused last January to extradite him to the United States for fear of an assassination attempt.

However, the same judge decided that the cyber activist should remain in custody until a ruling is issued on the appeal filed by US prosecutors.

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