Lawyers of Assange: Open Letter to the UK Government Gathers Signatures

Lawyers for Assange have written a 6 page open letter to the British government condemning the myriad of serious illegalities involved in the prosecution and potential extradition of Julian Assange.

It has been signed by over 400 lawyers associations, individual lawyers and legal academics and eminent politicians, including:

 40 Professors, including Professors of Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Public International Law and Human Rights Law. These include, Alberto Fernandez, the current President of Argentina who is a Professor of Criminal Law, Jose Luis Zapatero, the former Prime Minister of Spain, who is a Professor of Constitutional Law and Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, the former United Nations Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order;

   6 judges, including former Norwegian Supreme Court Judge Ketil Lund and former Swiss Supreme Court Judge Giusep Nay;

   21 Lawyers Associations, 3 of which have consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council; and

   13 former and current heads of state, 2 vice presidents and over 30 ministers, including former New Zealand Minister for Courts, Matthew Robson and former Brazilian Minister of Justice Jose Eduardo Cardozo (Brazil), 30 Members of the European Parliament and numerous other eminent politicians, many of whom are lawyers themselves.

The Letter Reads: