Latin American politicians demand Assange's freedom
21 de septiembre de 2020, 16:50London, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Several Latin American politicians, including the presidents of Argentina and Venezuela, signed an online petition in favor of the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the promoters of the initiative said on Monday.
According to Lawyers for Assange, in addition to Presidents Alberto Fernandez and Nicolas Maduro, the request was also signed by Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez and former Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (Brazil), Rafael Correa (Ecuador) and Evo Morales (Bolivia).
Other former heads of State who penned the petition are Jose Mujica (Uruguay), Martin Torrijos (Panama), Ernesto Samper (Colombia), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) and Leonel Fernandez (Dominican Republic)
Lawyers for Assange launched the initiative in early August to demand that the British Government end the ongoing extradition process in a London court, and release Assange.
'We call on you to act in accordance with national and international law, human rights and the rule of law by bringing an end to the ongoing extradition proceedings and granting Mr. Assange his long overdue freedom – freedom from torture, arbitrary detention and deprivation of liberty, and political persecution,' the international organization said in a letter sent to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other British authorities.
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