Constructed rape, manipulated evidence, prejudiced judges. UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer complains of massive denial of justice in the case of Julian Assange. The whole thing is a scandal, he says. The freedom of the press is at stake.
The interview with the Swiss newspaper „Republik“ offers a good summary of the events. I researched many details of the case back then but however, the facts were hardly conveyable when the slander campaign was in full swing and it shocked me how manipulable public perception is.
Here is an older petition that recently reached 400,000 signatories: „Prevent the extradition of Julian Assange to the USA!„
On 6 February well over 100 german celebrities from politics, science, culture and the media signed a new appeal „Release Julian Assange from prison“ at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin. Günter Wallraff (investigative journalist), Sigmar Gabriel (former Federal Foreign Minister), Gerhart Baum (former Federal Interior Minister) and Sevim Dagdelen (MdB) it was also signed by Reinhold Messner, Jakob Augstein, Katarina Barley, Markus Beckedahl, Sibylle Berg, Herta Däubler-Gmelin, Gregor Gysi, Daniel Kehlmann, Georg Schramm, Wolfgang Thierse und Ranga Yogeshwar and 22,000 others until now. Please sign and share this petition.