Assange loses bid for COVID-19 bail

On 26th March, Marty Silk reports for AAP District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that Assange had absconded before and said that Belmarsh prison was following government guidelines to protect detainees with no confirmed virus cases there yet. She accepted that government advice may change rapidly but for the time being she denied strict bail for […]

Amnesty International: Assange bail application highlights COVID-19 risk to many vulnerable detainees and prisoners

On 25th March 2020, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International’s Europe Deputy Director of Research says If Julian Assange is shown to have an underlying condition that puts him at risk, he should be immediately released on bail Decreasing the prison population and the number of people in detention centres is a crucial means of slowing the […]

An online film festival – The WikiLeaks Lockdown List

The WikiLeaks official Don’t Extradite Assange campaign announces an online film festival – The WikiLeaks Lockdown List. Our contribution to those who are following medical advice and self-isolating due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The WikiLeaks Lockdown List contains free films and talks you can watch to learn more about WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, whistleblowing, activism and […]

Petition: Release Julian Assange from Belmarsh Prison before COVID-19 spreads

Please sign petition at change.org Priti Patel Home Office Secretary must release Julian Assange before the coronavirus spreads through the prison population. As a vulnerable prisoner whose health is already in jeopardy further isolation would be damaging in itself, let alone the threat that the virus breaks out inside the prison. The increased health risk […]

First UK prisoner infected with Covid-19

On 19th March 2020, May Bulman writes An inmate at HMP Manchester tests positive for virus as campaigners call on ministers to urgently release some of prison population or risk ‘death sentence’ for many The prisoner has tested positive for coronavirus in what is the first confirmed case of an inmate contracting the disease in the UK. […]

Doctors for Assange: Reply to Australian Government – March 2020

On 18th March 2020, 193 Doctors have written to the Australian Government To: Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Marise PayneCC: Mat Kimberly, Asst Secretary, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeShadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Penny WongPrime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott MorrisonLeader of the Opposition, the Hon Anthony AlbaneseAttorney-General, […]