Statement on Julian Assange

Statement on Julian Assange
Following the announcement of Julian Assange's extradition hearing on 20-21 February 2024, the Peace & Justice Project has issued the following statement:

"Peace & Justice Project has always firmly stated that journalism is not a crime. We believe that it is a grave injustice that Julian Assange has spent 4 years in solitary confinement at Belmarsh Prison and that this has taken a serious toll on his physical health.

Through his work as a journalist and WikiLeaks founder, Assange exposed US and UK war crimes in the Middle East, as well as numerous other injustices and atrocities committed around the world. The charges against him, along with the prospect of sentencing him to the rest of his life in a maximum security prison in the US, seek to make an example of all those brave enough to stand up in the name of peace, justice and accountability.

Peace & Justice Project will mobilise its supporters to gather at the Royal Courts of Justice on both days of the hearing to stand up for truth to call for freedom for Julian Assange.

We will be making further announcements regarding our plans to support Julian Assange at his extradition hearing in the new year."