UK premieres new documentary on Julian Assange
London, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) 'I want people to have an idea of the injustice being done to Julian Assange,' British-Chilean filmmaker Pablo Navarrete said here today, on the eve of the premiere of his documentary about the founder of WikiLeaks.
'No Extradition,' which will be presented online on August 13 from London, tells the story of the struggle of Assange's followers, and in particular his father, John Shipton, to prevent the Australian cyber-activist from being extradited to the United States.
In statements to Prensa Latina, Navarrete explained that the objective of the documentary is to draw attention to the case, because in his opinion, many people in the United Kingdom and the world deny that the journalist is a political prisoner of the British government.
The treatment he is receiving from British authorities and his possible extradition to the United States, where he could be sentenced to 175 years in prison for divulging information of public interest, is one of the greatest injustices of our time, he said.
Assange has been held in the Belmarsh maximum security prison in east London since April last year, after seven years as an asylum seeker at the Ecuadorian embassy in the capital.
After being handed over to Scotland Yard by the Ecuadorian government, the British justice system condemned him to 50 weeks' imprisonment for violating a bail granted in 2012, in connection with a charge of alleged sexual offences that was later dismissed by Sweden.
According to Navarrete, whose first documentary 'Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela' dates from 2009, 'No Extradition' will also have a Spanish-language subtitled version.
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