Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

June 25, 2024

Julian Assange is Free

Twitter video: Walk to freedom 


By Wikileaks, Censored News, June 25, 2024

Julian Assange is free. He left Belmarsh maximum security prison on the morning of 24 June, after having spent 1901 days there. He was granted bail by the High Court in London and was released at Stansted airport during the afternoon, where he boarded a plane and departed the UK.

This is the result of a global campaign that spanned grass-roots organisers, press freedom campaigners, legislators and leaders from across the political spectrum, all the way to the United Nations.

This created the space for a long period of negotiations with the US Department of Justice, leading to a deal that has not yet been formally finalised. We will provide more information as soon as possible.

After more than five years in a 2x3 metre cell, isolated 23 hours a day, he will soon reunite with his wife Stella Assange, and their children, who have only known their father from behind bars. WikiLeaks published groundbreaking stories of government corruption and human rights abuses, holding the powerful accountable for their actions.

As editor-in-chief, Julian paid severely for these principles, and for the people's right to know. As he returns to Australia, we thank all who stood by us, fought for us, and remained utterly committed in the fight for his freedom. Julian's freedom is our freedom.

Censored News original series: Wikileaks exposed espionage of Indigenous Peoples

Censored News spent six months reading the Wikileaks files, which revealed the U.S. spying on Presidents Evo Morales and Hugo Chavez; promoting deadly mining in Peru; and a mandate for U.S Ambassadors to collect DNA and iris scans.

The U.S. worked behind the scenes to thwart passage of the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The most spied on by the U.S. State Department were Mohawks and Mapuches.

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