Speaking Up for Julian Assange: Two UK MPs Explain the Injustice of Prosecuting Him

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“If we permit and stand by, and allow Julian Assange to be persecuted in this way, have no doubt about it, the fundamental freedoms that we thought that were secured over centuries in the United Kingdom AND ELSEWHERE, will be at risk,” explained John McDonnell, a British Member of Parliament for the Labour Party.﹡①

Let’s be clear, this is the punishment of an innocent person.
This is a campaign not just to silence Julians Assange but as a message to all those other journalists out there globally, all those other and whistleblowers, to prevent them from coming forward in the future.

0:00 Intro
0:04 Srecko Horvat (moderator)
0:14 John McDonnell Member of UK Parliament
4:53 Richard Burgon Member of UK Parliament
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I enhanced these video clips by both increasing the speed of the video during the parts where the MPs talk and by time compressing pauses.

Kristinn Hrafnsson, Wikileaks Editor-in-Chief, speaks after Day 1 of the US appeal on the Assange extradition case: https://youtu.be/eKTmiM7rCvg?t=352

Source for the clips of UK MP John McDonnell and UK MP Richard Burgon: https://novaramedia.com/2021/10/22/the-belmarsh-tribunal-the-war-on-terror-is-put-on-trial/

﹡①: https://www.ruptly.tv/en/videos/20211022-062-UK---Belmarsh-Tribunal--urges-release-of-Julian-Assange--prosecution-of-those-behind-his-detention

A ‘landmark case for press freedom’: Julian Assange supporters stage protest march in London https://leftfootforward.org/2021/10/a-landmark-case-for-press-freedom-julian-assange-supporters-stage-protest-march-in-london/?doing_wp_cron=1635493643.0212121009826660156250

US makes case for extradition of Assange https://www.nuj.org.uk/resource/us-makes-case-for-extradition-of-assange.html

Julian Assange case is the Dreyfus of our age, says John McDonnell https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/feb/20/julian-assange-case-is-the-dreyfus-of-our-age-says-john-mcdonnell

Assange lawyer urges British court to review Yahoo News story on CIA plans targeting WikiLeaks founder: https://news.yahoo.com/assange-lawyer-urges-british-court-to-review-yahoo-news-story-on-cia-plans-targeting-wiki-leaks-founder-190500428.html

Assange lawyer dismisses US promises over extradition:

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