I’ve been very busy over the last few weeks with a project, that I will explain later that will help the cause.
Over the last few weeks, Christine Assange has met with Ecuadorean Officials and the President about asylum for her son. Now, it’s possible that they will make a decision on whether or not to except him at the end of the week.
But the main challenges is getting him out of the Ecuadorean Embassy, and according to Wikileaks and the Sunshine Press, the decision could take days, or months, they may have to work with the UK to make sure that he doesn’t get sent to either Sweden or the US.
So in order to make sure that happens, do the following below (NOTE: Anyone from the UK and Australia or everywhere can do this):
Send Letter to Theresa May!!!! IMMEDIATELY!!!
Dear Ms. May,
We humbly ask that you exercise your authority in the case of Julian Assange and his request for political asylum to the Ecuadorian Government. We ask you to respect Ecuador’s decision if and when granted. It will be carefully and thoughtfully considered, having full knowledge of all the facts. Ecuador is being respectful of the UK during this process and will not make a decision during the Olympic Games. We request that Julian Assange be allowed unfettered passage to Ecuador when he leaves the Embassy.
Given the right of political asylum is proven in this case to Ecuador’s satisfaction, it would befit the UK to grant this. The practicalities of the move would be more dignified if the UK allowed Julian Assange safe passage from the Embassy in London to an aircraft to take him to his new home. This would respect the decision made by Ecuador, as International Law allows, show that the UK is not subject to the US’s whims and would seem an appropriate course of action for all concerned.
There’s also another letter, to mail to your MP,
Dear (your MP’s name)
I am writing with continued concerns about the situation of Julian Assange and the complexities of the political context surrounding his work with the media organisation WikiLeaks.
As you are aware Mr Assange is currently seeking political asylum at the Ecuador Embassy in London. Due to the political reactions towards his work there are some very real concerns that:
- he will not receive a fair treatment if extradited to Sweden
- he will face further extradition to the US from Sweden
I am writing to ask you specifically about the role of the UK Home Secretary Theresa May and her power with regards to the further extradition of Mr Assange to the US. I have recently read (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jul/26/ecuador-julian-assange-extradition-us?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email) that:
“The senior legal adviser to the Ecuadoreans said that the home secretary, Theresa May, would need to waive specialty under section 58 of the Extradition Act 2003, before Assange could be extradited from Sweden to the US.
Despite repeated requests from Ecuador, the Foreign Office has not said whether or not May intends to exercise her powers to allow for any potential future extradition to the US.”
I understand from this that our Home Secretary would be in a unique position with regards to the authorisation of the further extradition of Mr Assange from Sweden to the US and I wish you to clarify certain points for me in light of this.
Mr Assange and the legal team supporting him have made it very clear throughout his detainment in the UK that, with evidence of a secret US grand Jury in relation to WikiLeaks (http://wikileaks.org/Stratfor-Emails-US-Has-Issued.html?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email), there is a very real threat that Mr Assange will face extradition to the US. Being aware of this and the length of time that Mr Assange has been fighting extradition to Sweden due to this fear it would be somewhat prudent for Ms May to directly offer Mr Assange assurances that:
- consent has not been made regarding his further extradition to the US or
- Ms May would not offer consent should such a request be made
It is clear that, despite repeated requests, no such assurances have been made and I would appreciate you explaining to me why such clarity would not be forthcoming. If there are no grounds for Mr Assange to be concerned about his possible extradition to the US why would Ms May not publicly assert this? Would this reassurance not help pave the way for Mr Assange to defend himself in relation to the allegations made about him in Sweden?
It would be somewhat logical to assume that Ms May is unable to issue this reassurance and it would follow that she is unable to do so only because consent has, indeed, been sought by the US in relation to Mr Assange facing further extradition. I note that it is stated within subsection 4 of Section 58 of the 2003 Extradition Act that, should she deem it ‘impracticable,’ Ms May would not be obliged to uphold the right of Mr Assange to be made aware that she had received a request for consent.
I would like you to answer specifically and succinctly my following questions:
1) Will you urge Theresa May, Home Secretary, to publicly state that she would not waive specialty under section 58 of the Extradition Act 2003 to ensure that Julian Assange could not be extradited from Sweden to the US?
2) Why would the Home Secretary refuse to issue this assurance sought of her regarding further extradition to the US?
3) Do you agree that the consequences of not issuing this assurance work to fuel fears that consent has indeed been requested of Ms May by the US?
4) If consent has been sought for further extradition what reasons would entitle Ms May, under subsection 4 of Section 58 of the 2003 Extradition Act, to deem it impracticable to serve the required notice upon Mr Assange?
5) Will you, if you have not already done so, sign the EDM 128 for the reform of the Extradition Act?
I look forward to hearing from you
Yours, (your name)
You can find details of your MP here: http://www.parliament.uk/about/contacting/mp/
Or use this tool to send an email to your MP: http://www.writetothem.com/
Find out more about why people are so concerned about the UK extradition process here at Friends Extradicted and here at Liberty- human rights.
And finally about my project, I’m currently doing a documentary on this whole thing, this will be different from all the other docs about Assange. This one focuses on the War on Journalism in America, and educating the American people about this matter. I will have more information about this in the week.
Thanks and as always, message me back when you have done this, we need more people this time, recruit, recruit, recruit!!!