More than 1,000 postcards, addressed to the British home secretary, calling for extradition charges against Julian Assange to be dropped, have been signed by Galwegians.
The signatures have been collected over the past number of months by the Galway Alliance Against War on Shop Street, where, at its regular stall, it has sought to explain the Assange case.
Assange, the journalist and founder of WikiLeaks, is before the courts in London opposing his extradition to the US on espionage charges. If extradited he will be tried under the US Espionage Act of 1917 and faces a 175 year prison sentence.
Source: Advertiser.ie – More than a thousand Galwegians sign cards in support of Julian Assange