Thousands gather to prevent Assange’s handover and extradition

Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno admits discussing Assange with the UK government this week. He says, “the only person I haven’t spoken to is Mr. Assange” and that the “only thing” he wants is a guarantee that Assange won’t be executed, which is already a guarantee in EU law.

Thousands of Julian Assange supporters are now collaborating in an international movement called #Unity4J and have formed a 3,000-strong (and growing) “non-violent digital army” to take actions in support of Julian Assange’s asylum rights, human rights and press freedom.

There is a growing groundswell of support for Julian reaching all corners of the world. People are demanding that the pressure on Julian Assange be stopped and his safe passage provided.

There is a New Zealand petition by a Motueka man, Greg Rzesniowiecki, calling for the New Zealand Government to provide Julian “with permanent political asylum in New Zealand, including a guarantee of safe passage from the United Kingdom to New Zealand” and thinks Assange is right to fear extradition.

“The petition is ultimately directed at open government and transparency – currently government is a swamp next to a sea of lies and fake news,” he wrote on his blog.

“WikiLeaks is one of the democracy’s sensors, providing vital information as to the civilisation brain or ordering system – our governments.

“Where our governments attack Wikileaks they attack the democracy. Where they attack the democracy they attack us.”

There are also planned actions at embassies around the world.

Be sure to follow @Unity4J on twitter and join the discord group for other ways you can help.