Last month, a key witness against Julian Assange admitted that his testimony was false. It’s further proof that this case has little to do with justice – but is a persecution designed to silence critical journalists.
Julian Assange has never been convicted of a crime, but remains incarcerated in a high-security prison for revealing the truth about wartime atrocities – the case makes a mockery of the idea of press freedom.
Yesterday was a victory for all those who campaigned for Julian Assange’s release – and it couldn’t have been achieved without a campaign of public pressure. Now the same is needed to free him from Belmarsh prison.
Julian Assange’s extradition case resumes on Monday in London. If it succeeds, and he is prosecuted in the United States for espionage, it will be a blow to any journalism which challenges the war machine.