Free Julian Assange

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee and several organizations urge the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the British Ambassador to Norway, and the U.S. Ambassador Norway to cease the extradition process and release Julian Assange.

The final and crucial hearing in the case of whistle-blower and publicist Julian Assange will take place in the High Court of Justice in London on February 20-21. In the US, Assange is charged under the Espionage Act, and face up to 175 years in prison. Extradition and imprisonment could have dire consequences for press freedom worldwide, at a time when freedom of expression is already under severe pressure.

The Joint Letter is signed by PEN Norway, Norsk PEN, The Norwegian UNESCO Commission, The Norwegian Union of Journalists, The Norwegian Press Association, The Norwegian Helsinki Committee, The Association of Norwegian Editors, and The Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association

Letter to the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Letter to the British Embassy in Oslo

Letter to the U.S. Embassy in Oslo

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