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Argentine Nobel Prize winner called for the release of Julian Assange

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Buenos Aires, February 11 (Prensa Latina) The Nobel Peace Prize winner and Argentine fighter, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, today urged the international community to demand the release of cyberactivist Julian Assange and to speak out against his possible extradition to USA.

In a video published on the social network, we have to build peace, support Assange and demand that the British justice system not extradite him to the United States.

¨I call on you to show solidarity with him and his family, to end this anguish and pain that he has been suffering for years. A big hug, he pointed out. Assange has remained locked up in the United Kingdom since Ecuador withdrew the political asylum granted seven years earlier in 2019 and allowed the police to arrest him at his embassy in London.

In 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 US military in Iraq and Afghanistan, and thousands of secret diplomatic files.

If prosecuted and found guilty by a court in that nation, he could be sentenced to 175 years in prison based on 17 charges related to the espionage law against him.

Last year, the Nobel Prize winner and other Argentine personalities delivered letters to the United Kingdom embassy in this capital, in which they assured that that country has the sovereign possibility of setting an international precedent in the defense of press freedom as a fundamental human right.

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