British justice is to deal this week with the extradition of the founder of Wikileaks, which the United States wants to judge for espionage.
“Free Assange”: several hundred people demonstrated this Saturday in London against the extradition which threatens the founder of Wikileaks, two days before the start of the examination by the British justice of the request of the United States, who want the judge for spying.
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Waving banners and signs “do not extradite Assange”, “journalism is not a crime”, the crowd gathered around the Australian Embassy, the country of Julian Assange, before marching in the streets of London.
“Boris Johnson is ashamed of you,” also chanted protesters as they passed Downing Street, the residence of the British Prime Minister.
Among his supporters present this Saturday, the former Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis, the Pink Floyd Roger Waters or the fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.
Julian Assange, 48, has been detained in Belmarsh high security prison, south London, since his arrest in April 2019 at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had taken refuge seven years earlier. Prosecuted for espionage in the United States, which demands his extradition, he risks up to 175 years in prison.
The American authorities accuse him of having endangered some of their sources at the time of the publication in 2010 of 250,000 diplomatic cables and around 500,000 confidential documents relating to the activities of the American army in Iraq and Afghanistan.