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Documentary on Julian Assange to be presented in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan filmmaker Juan Passarelli's documentary "La Guerra Contra el Periodismo"(The war against journalism) will be presented today in Argentina as part of initiatives to demand the release of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder.

The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. local time at the headquarters of the Buenos Aires Bar Association and will be attended by Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, member of the American Association of Jurists Claudia Rocca and member of the cyberactivist defense team, Aitor Martínez, among others.

The documentary narrates the political persecution, harassment and imprisonment of the Australian journalist and is part of the Assange Libre film series.

In August of this year, intellectuals, members of social organizations and human rights defenders delivered two letters to the British embassy in the capital in order to request his non-transfer to the United States.

Assange remains locked up in the United Kingdom since Ecuador withdrew in 2019 the political asylum granted to him seven years earlier and allowed the police to arrest him at its embassy in London.

Around mid-2022, the British government announced its decision to allow his extradition to the United States, which intends to try him for exposing war crimes committed by its soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, and thousands of secret files of its diplomacy.

If prosecuted and convicted by a U.S. court, he could be sentenced to 175 years in prison on 17 apying-related charges against him.

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