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democracy, human rights, basic rights, press fredom, rule of law

Since that day, and his subsequent detention at the maximum security prison HMP Belmarsh, he has mostly been held in solitary confinement, kept inside a cell for 23 hours a day. U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer determined that his treatment over the years and continuing in Belmarsh amounts to torture. Access to his lawyers was severely restricted, as were his access to court documents and a computer with which to effectively prepare his defence. He has consistently been denied a fair hearing and since completing a disproportionate sentence in September for bail skipping, is being arbitrarily detained.

One year of fear, isolation, injustice, oppressive conditions, surveillance, demonisation, inhumane treatment, torture, abuse and death threats.

Here is a video message from Julian's father, John Shipton:

Due to Covid-19, our 11 April global protests plans have changed and are mostly cancelled, even forbidden.

Here are some alternatives:

Protest outside HMP Belmarsh (weekly)
For London-based activists, observing measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

11 April, and every Saturdays, 2-4 pm

HMP Belmarsh, Western Way, SE28 0EB London

Protest near you

Perhaps you live in an area where your movements are not restricted by the pandemic and you are still able to congregate.
Now is the time to organise or join a local support group and protest!
Here's how to get started: Support Groups Manual

VIRTUAL MARCH for Assange organised by Australians for Assange

See you there on the 11th April 2020.
Memes (banners) will be available on the day for worldwide sharing.

VIRTUAL MARCH for Assange organised by French group Assange, l'Ultime Combat

Let's prepare the virtual walk to support Julian Assange and show everyone that we are here and fighting for him!
On the theme Julian, his story, Wikileaks, send your graphic, pictorial, photographic creations, paintings, sketches, photos, editing, everything is open. Then to your graphic palettes, keyboards, brushes, in short, wherever your instinct and your heart will lead you.
Post it on SATURDAY, April 11th. Be numerous, and we will be numerous all around the world - don't forget to connect to the Group VIRTUAL MARCH for Julian - LET'S BE CREATIVE!
Let's prepare the virtual walk to support Julian Assange, and show everyone that we are here and fighting for him!

FREE THE TRUTH - organised by Don't Extratide Assange (DEA), hosted by Deepa Driver and Prof. Iain Munro

Speakers: Andrew Feinstein, Kristinn Hrafnsson, Stefania Maurizi, Peter Oborne, Chris Williamson and eminent experts.

ONLINE on Saturday 11th April 2020 at 5:30 PM UK TIME.

Watch the replay: (link)

This online solidarity event commemorates the inhumane removal of award-winning journalist and publisher Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and seeks to examine the circumstances surrounding his planned extradition to the US.

Prior to the event all registered attendees will receive a link to the event to click in easily using the internet. We also hope to provide telephone dial-in details for those wishing to use a phone to participate in the meeting with a local rate number for 54 countries across the world.

Please REGISTER using this eventbrite link.

Online waiting area opens at 5:00 pm UK time
The discussion commences at 5:30 pm UK time sharp.
The discussion ends at 7:30 pm UK time

Entry to the event is free.

Those with accessibility or other constraints should please feel free to contact us via email at or via Twitter @deepa_driver

ONE YEAR SINCE JULIAN'S ARREST - organised by the Courage Foundation, hosted by Aaron Maté

Speakers: Daniel Ellsberg, Marjorie Cohn, Chris Hedges, and Aaron Maté

April 11th, 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 8pm BST

Watch the replay:

Panel discussion marking one year since WikiLeaks founder’s Arrest

Register here:

ASSANGE : 1 YEAR IN BELMARSH - organised by Support Assange & Wikileaks Coalition

Speakers: Jennifer Robinson - Assange's Legal Team (UK), Lissa Johnson - @Doctors4Assange (Aus), Andrew Zigmund-Smith - @action_4assange (US), Alex Hills - #Candles4Assange (NZ)

Apr 11, 2020 10:30 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Watch the replay: (link)

There is room for 100 participants at a time, so this will also be live-streamed at the same time.
Open mic after the initial speakers!

Want to get involved in the fight for Julian? Click here.

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