HIGH CRIMES: A Letter To Supporters – By Julian Assange (From Belmarsh Prison)

Source – activistpost.com

‘…A superpower that has been preparing for 9 years with hundreds of people and untold millions spent on the case. I am defenseless and am counting on you and others of good character to save my life. I am unbroken, albeit literally surrounded by murderers, but the days when I could read and speak and organize to defend myself, my ideals, and my people are over until I am free! Everyone else must take my place”

Julian Assange Writes A Letter To Supporters From British Prison, Here Is What He Said – By John Vibes

Julian Assange is seriously ill as he awaits extradition for charges that could land him in jail for the rest of his life. According to reports from the Swedish and Danish speaking press last week, Assange is currently being held in the hospital ward of “Belmarsh,” the UK’s most notorious prison. Belmarsh has been called “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay,” since prisoners accused of terrorism are typically sent there.

Amid speculation about the embattled journalist’s health, independent journalist Gordon Dimmack received a letter that was attributed to Assange. Dimmack was one of many people to write Assange since his arrest, but he was nervous about revealing the response to the public because he was unsure if it was authentic.

However, in recent weeks, other supporters who have written to Assange have also received responses, all written in handwriting that bears an extremely close resemblance to that of the WikiLeaks founder, according to The Canary.

In the letter to Dimmack, Assange said:
I have been isolated from all ability to prepare to defend myself: no laptop, no internet, ever, no computer, no library, so far, but even if I get access it will be just for half an hour, with everyone else, once a week. Just two visits a month and it takes weeks to get someone on the call list and a Catch-22 in getting their details to be security screened. Then all calls except lawyers, are recorded and calls are max 10 minutes and in a limited 30-min window each day in which all prisoners compete for the phone. And credit? Just a few pounds a week and no one can call in.
The other side? A superpower that has been preparing for 9 years with hundreds of people and untold millions spent on the case. I am defenseless and am counting on you and others of good character to save my life.
I am unbroken, albeit literally surrounded by murderers, but the days when I could read and speak and organize to defend myself, my ideals, and my people are over until I am free! Everyone else must take my place.
The US government, or rather, those regrettable elements in it that hate truth liberty and justice, want to cheat their way into my extradition and death, rather than letting the public hear the truth, for which I have won the highest awards in journalism and have been nominated 7 times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Truth, ultimately, is all we have.

Below are images showing the handwritten letters:

On May 2nd, 2019, the first hearing regarding Assange’s extradition to the United States was held in London.
When the judge asked Assange if he consented to the extradition, Assange replied, “I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many, many awards and protected many people”.

On May 23rd, Assange was indicted on 17 new charges under the Espionage Act, which together carry a potential prison sentence of 175 years.

Last week, the official WikiLeaks Twitter account posted a statement saying that his health has “significantly deteriorated.”

This week, photos were leaked to the press that showed Assange when he first arrived at the prison. The photos were taken by another prisoner and then somehow smuggled out of the jail.
In the photos, Assange can be seen looking sick, tired and malnourished, but in good spirits as he talked and joked with the other prisoners. However, according to the Gateway Pundit, who published the photographs, they were taken before Assange was admitted to the hospital ward.

The prisoner who leaked the photos to the press says that Assange is well liked among the other prisoners at the facility.
“Everyone’s got a million questions for him. He exposed the biggest scandals in the world. Whose side do you think someone in prison would be on? The government who have us locked up in here or a fellow prisoner who actually doesn’t deserve to be here?” he said.
John Vibes is an author and journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture, and focuses solutions-oriented approaches to social problems. He is also a host of The Free Your Mind Conference and The Free Thought Project Podcast

Julian Assange Writes A Letter To Supporters From British Prison, Here Is What He Said

 

 

 

One thought on “HIGH CRIMES: A Letter To Supporters – By Julian Assange (From Belmarsh Prison)

  1. Assange is one more hero of the people who dared challenge the status quo and like all others, is paying a very high price, perhaps the maximum price, as is Chelsea Manning… Did the Old Testament prophets who challenged the status quo know that they would die of torture after being imprisoned and vilified? Did Jesus? Did Joan of Arc? Would any prophet by now not know what they were in for if they did their job? Would they not know that people love lies, not truth (even when they clamour for it, for what would they do to guarantee they get truth? Nothing!) and that they will eventually and always side with the ‘winners’, i.e., the bigger and better liars? Try to imagine where Assange and Manning would be if this was Nazi Germany? We already know the answer to that, don’t we. The problem in all of this is the naivety of those who stand up to the status quo by relying on “democratic” institutions with certain human rights guarantee failing to have realized that these ‘democracies’ are so in name and faith only. In reality all Earthians ever had for leadership and government were various experimental types of dictatorships in which the elites always rule and always come up on top. In years long past as a political and environmental activist under police scrutiny and surveillance I had my mind made up that I would be arrested, that I would ‘disappear’ in some special prison and no one would remember I ever existed. It wasn’t reliance on law, or popular support that kept me going but the simple fact that I knew what I was doing was right – as these times are proving beyond a doubt. We make choices in life and we have to live with them. The path of the prophet is the path of the self empowered. No begging for support or mercy. In that sense I appreciate and admire Chelsea Manning’s stand against political hypocrisy and military corruption.

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