On Sunday, April the 11th, Julian will have spent 2 full years in Belmarsh prison. 730 days. It marks the beginning of the third year of Julian’s incarceration.
Protests and solidarity actions are planned around the world to raise awareness.
Reporters Without Borders (@rsf_inter on Twitter) has changed its banner into a Free Assange message for the anniversary.
When I tell Julian about these actions it lifts his spirits.
Anniversaries are a platform to educate, nurture compassion and solidarity, and bring like-minded people onboard.
I was recently speaking to someone who was not particularly familiar with the case. The striking thing to them, they said, was the passage of time. It changes people’s perception of the situation.
Remind people that the judge threw out the US extradition request in January.
Remind them that Julian published information because he defends people’s right to know what the government does in their name.
Remind them that he has done nothing wrong and to put him in prison is to criminalize journalism.
Remind them that he has a family and that he is suffering.