Monday 5 December: Solidarity Vigil for Julian Assange at the High Court in London | #FreeBradley #FreeManning
From 8.30am at the Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London
An anti-war solidarity vigil will be held outside the High Court/Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London on Monday Dec 5th against the extradition of Julian Assange. The vigil is organised by Veterans for Peace and London Catholic Worker .
For more information vigil updates, phone/text 079 392 90576
Previous solidarity vigil
Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, became the latest enemy of the U.S. Government following WikiLeaks distribution of this “collateral murder” footage of a massacre of two Reuters journalists and other civilians in Baghdad (watch it here:)
and Wikileaks’ subsequent release of U.S. embassy cables exposing the nature of U.S. wars on Iraq and Afghanistan. The British government opposed his release from HMP Wandsworth last December. Julian has now spent 356 days under virtual house arrest without charge, is presently facing extradition without charge to Sweden and eventual rendition to the U.S.
Lawyers for Assange recently filed an application for the chance to persuade judges he should be allowed one last appeal in the Supreme Court.
The bid was lodged two weeks after High Court judges rejected the 40-year-old hacker’s challenge to an order that he be extradited to Sweden to face questioning. Assaange has been willing to face questioning by Swedish authorites in Britain.
His lawyers now must try to persuade High Court judges at hearing on 5 December to rule that his case raises a question of general public importance and should be considered by the Supreme Court.
High Court judges dismissed defence arguments in their ruling on 2 November in which they upheld his extradition.
If Assange’s request for a Supreme Court appeal is turned down, he could be extradited to Sweden within 10 days.
Swedish prosecutors have not charged Assange with any crime, but have demanded that he return to Scandinavia to face questions.
More background on the case at Sweden Versus Assange.