Petition to Free Julian Assange

"Julian Paul Assange, born 3 July 1971, is an Australian journalist, publisher and internet activist. He is best known as the spokesperson and editor-in-chief for WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website. Before working with the website, he was a physics and mathematics student as well as a computer programmer. He has lived in several countries and has told reporters he is constantly on the move. He makes irregular public appearances to speak about freedom of the press, censorship, and investigative reporting; he has also won several journalism awards for his work with WikiLeaks.
Assange founded the controversial WikiLeaks website in 2006 and serves on its advisory board. In this capacity, he has received widespread public attention for his role in the release of classified material documenting the involvement of the United States in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. On 28 November 2010, WikiLeaks and its five media partners began publishing the United States diplomatic cables leak.
On 30 November 2010, Interpol placed Assange on its red notice list of wanted persons. He is wanted for questioning on suspicion of "sex crimes", but he has not been formally charged with any crime. Mark Stephens, a British legal representative of Assange, said "It is highly irregular and unusual for the Swedish authorities to issue a red notice in the teeth of the undisputed fact that Mr Assange has agreed to meet voluntarily to answer the prosecutor's questions". "
Mr. Assange is soon to be taken into custody and we object to this.  His freedom is a reflection on our own and his rights and liberties are important to those unto whom he has brought many great revelations.  To DONATE TO WIKILEAKS,        Thank you!

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