Nobel Peace laureate asks to raise world's voice for Assange's life
Buenos Aires, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Argentine Nobel Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel has asked the world to raise its voice to save the life of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, considering that his extradition to the United States is a death sentence.
Imprisoned for 17 months in London, Assange is facing an open trial for disseminating thousands of secret documents of US diplomacy and the US military on Wikileaks, including several files that expose war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
After six years taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where Perez Esquivel visited him, and after being expelled and handed over to the British police by the Lenin Moreno government, Assange has serious health problems, said the activist in an interview with Prensa Latina.
The human rights defender and social activist stressed that Assange's possible extradition to the United States is a death sentence because if he is tried, he will be sentenced to 175 years in prison for the 17 charges of espionage he is accused of.
That is a death sentence, the Nobel Prize stressed after asking the world media and journalists with consciences to raise their voices because this endangers the freedom of information in the world.
'We must raise our voice in the world to save Assange's life and respect his physical integrity,' said Perez Esquivel after asking once again for the immediate freedom of the journalist and cyber activist, currently imprisoned in the maximum security prison of Belmarsh, in East London.
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