Lula, Rousseff, Morales, Zapatero, Corbyn, Correa, Paul, Galloway, Gravel, Varoufakis are among politicians calling for Assange’s immediate release. Lawyers for Assange members discuss the latest development on this CN Live! special.
On Sunday over 100 politicians from 27 countries, including 13 current and former heads of state, appealed to the UK Government to halt Julian Assange’s extradition proceedings and grant his immediate freedom.
As Assange fights U.S. extradition at the Old Bailey in London, the politicians have joined 189 independent international lawyers, judges, legal academics and lawyers’ associations by endorsing their open letter to the UK Government denouncing the illegality of the extradition proceedings.
Politicians endorsing the call to free Julian Assange include Jeremy Corbyn, former Spanish Prime Minister Luis Zapatero, several members of the European Parliament, former presidents of Brazil, Lula da Silva and Dilma Roussef and Australian parliamentarians from the cross-party parliamentary group to free Assange.
Joining us on this CN Live! Special to discuss this development is Greg Barns SC, barrister and adviser to the Australian Assange campaign; Polona Florojancic, the originator of the lawyers’ letter to the UK Government; Tony Kevin, former Australian ambassador to Poland and Cambodia, and Arthur Chesterfield Evans, former member of the Legislative Council, New South Wales Parliament in Australia, and a signatory to the politicians’ endorsement.
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