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“Free Assange” End of Year Newsletter

“The UK High Court has confirmed that a public hearing will take place on 20-21 February 2024. The two-day hearing may be the final chance for Julian Assange to prevent his extradition to the United States. If extradited, Julian faces a sentence of 175 years for exposing war crimes committed by the United States in the Afghan and Iraq wars. Pledge your attendance here for Day X protest. Gather outside the court at 8:30am on both days. It’s now or never!

To increase global support and to hear the latest update on the Assange case a public rally will be held on 18 January 2024 with speakers like Julian’s wife Stella, UK MPs David Davis and Richard Burgon, and more. Register your seat and find out here for more details.


UK Citizens: This holiday, consider gifting Julian the hope of returning to his family by writing to UK Secretary of State for the Home Department, James Cleverly, urging him to block the extradition. We’ve made it easy for you with a handy form

( – or feel free to express your thoughts in your own words.

US citizens and residents: Contact your congressional representatives and ask them to sign the new bipartisan congressional resolution calling on charges against Julian Assange to be dropped. Call your representatives and write to them today and urge them to sign House Res Resolution 934. Here’s how: “Regular journalistic activities are protected under the First Amendment, and that the United States ought to drop all charges against and attempts to extradite Julian Assange.”

The action to grant honorary citizenship to Julian has been a forefront campaign in Italy. This initiative is now a role model in Germany. Cities and municipalities are accepting applications for granting honorary citizenship to Julian Assange. If you are a German citizen, find a sample application on the Common Welfare Lobby website, downloaded and send your application. Find out whether your council has similar initiatives and make Julian’s support in your location official!

Check out the WikiLeaks online Advent Calendar with videos featuring significant cables published by WikiLeaks and their impact on the world. Julian’s favourite cable will culminate on Christmas day. Stay tuned and don’t forget to share.

Show your support on social media by changing your profile logo to ‘Free Julian Assange’. Download the image and ask your family and friends to do the same.

Join the fight and stand up for Julian. Don’t stop until he is free and back home with us. This show of solidarity keeps Julian’s spirits strong as he fights an epic battle for his life and for the future of our freedoms.”

Julian Assange has been imprisoned for 1716 days
From the Free Assange Campaign (


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