DiEM Voice’s first campaign is focused on DiEM25’s Advisory Panel member Julian Assange. In response to the urgent need for his release and until he is granted freedom, it is vital that we as artists in DiEM25 show our support!
After the ongoing court case to extradite Julian Assange to the United States, the verdict given by British judge Vanessa Baraitser was that Assange should not be extradited on charges of espionage and computer hacking, due to potential suicide risk. The given reasoning only reinforces the serious threat to freedom of the press and effectively legitimises the case made by the US state department. Despite the court ruling and irrespective of the dangers to his health, Julian Assange remains in Belmarsh Prison after being denied bail. And Biden’s administration already confirmed that it will pursue the extradition of Julian Assange!