Artist Ai Weiwei protests against Julian Assange’s extradition

On the 29th September, Artist Ai Weiwei talks on Julian Assange and A Free Press

As Major Outlets Ignore Assange Extradition Hearing, Ai Weiwei Demands Freedom for WikiLeaks Founder

Artist and Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei staged a silent protest Monday outside the Old Bailey Court in London as critics pan the media for largely ignoring the extradition hearing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose trial enters its fourth week of witness testimony.

“He truly represents a core value of why we are free—because we have freedom of the press,” Weiwei, a longtime supporter of Assange, said outside the courtroom.

“[Assange] is prepared to fight, but this is not fair to him,” he continued. “Free him, let him be a free man.”

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