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|Emergency Action- Protest Sweden's Attack on Julian Assange!|
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|Date||Monday June 03|
|Time||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|Organizer/Author||Bay Area Action Comm To Free Julian Assange|
|info [at] BayAction2FreeAssange.org|
|In front of: Swedish Consulate, 505 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94111|
Please join us to protest Sweden’s attack on Julian Assange! Fabricated “re-opening” of a bogus, charge-less, expired, old case is being used in illegal attempt to extradite Assange to Sweden. He is targeted for the “crime” of publishing U.S. war crimes. His life & our Constitutional Press & Speech freedoms are in immediate jeopardy.
Please bring signs and any bull horns you have.
Also, contact the media that people will be protesting this outrageous attack on Julian Assange.
Bay Area Action Committee To Free Julian Assange BAACFJA
Background: Please see Wikileaks dot org website
The attack and arrest by the British government and police on Julian Assange with the direct support of the US controlled Ecuadoran government and the US government is an attack on all journalists, whistleblowers, and democracy. It is aimed at closing down all alternative media. While there is no prosecution of the war criminals exposed by WikiLeaks, Assange, Chelsea Manning, Ola Bini, and other journalists and whistleblowers are under attack and imprisoned.
Recent developments in the Swedish attack:
"An extraordinary bid by Swedish authorities to rush a hearing into the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden has been delayed by a court until June 3. That is because Assange’s lawyers have not even been able to consult the jailed journalist and publisher.
The haste with which the Swedish prosecutor sought a formal order to detain Assange on trumped-up sexual misconduct allegations, further highlights the overturning of basic legal rights by all the governments—the American, British, Australian and Swedish—that are conspiring to force Assange to the US on bogus charges that could carry life imprisonment, or even the death penalty."
"In Sweden, prosecutors have applied to the Swedish courts to issue a warrant for Julian’s arrest. There is a tremendous back story to that simple statement.
The European Arrest Warrant must be issued from one country to another by a judicial authority. The original Swedish request for Assange’s extradition was not issued by any court, but simply by the prosecutor. This was particularly strange, as the Chief Prosecutor of Stockholm had initially closed the case after deciding there was no case to answer, and then another, highly politically motivated, prosecutor had reopened the case and issued a European Arrest Warrant, without going to any judge for confirmation.
Assange’s initial appeal up to the UK Supreme Court was in large part based on the fact that the warrant did not come from a judge but from a prosecutor, and that was not a judicial authority. I have no doubt that, if any other person in the UK had been the accused, the British courts would not have accepted the warrant from a prosecutor. The incredible and open bias of the courts against Assange has been evident since day 1."
Added to the calendar on Tuesday May 28th, 2019 1:22 PM