Free Julian Assange NZ - Global Protest - 19th June
PRESS RELEASE June 14,2018
Attention Kiwis: please join the urgent global effort to free Julian Assange – Tue 19 June, Wellington
Thousands of Wikileaks supporters worldwide will hold protests at U.K and U.S Embassies on June 19th, 2018 to demand that the Governments of Australia, United States and United Kingdom pardon Assange and free the publisher from any potential indictment or charges in the U.S.
The Protestors and Activists for Human Rights, and Justice, are demanding that Australia, Britain and the U.S. abide by the U.N. ruling to immediately free and compensate Julian Assange. The U.N. has ruled that Assange is being illegally detained.
Protests confirmed to be held in the USA, Australia, Ireland, U.K, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sri Lanka and India, at U.K. and U.S. Embassies Worldwide including eighteen cities and twenty separate events confirmed so far.
NZ has joined the global protest which marks the sixth anniversary of Julian Assange seeking asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy from political persecution by the US, and the threat of extradition and prosecution there for his publishing work with Wikileaks.
A series of peaceful vigils will be held in Wellington on 19th June, outside the Australian High Commission, the United States Embassy and the British High Commission. The protestors along with some musicians will be demanding safe passage for Assange to return to Australia to be united with his family.
The vigil will begin at Australian High Commission at midday, with a short march to the United States Embassy at 1.15pm and will conclude at the British High Commission at 2.30pm. page 2
Julian has already spent 77 days in solitary confinement with no access to the outside world or visitors.
Tuesday, June 19, 12.00pm – 16.00pm
Australian High Commission 12.00pm 72 Hudson Street
United States Embassy 13.15pm 29 Fitzherbert Terrace
British High Commission 14.30pm 44 Hill Street
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