Every generation has to fight for something, and indeed our generation has to fight for it. The right to be informed is in question.
Interviewed on the show 24/60 on ICI RDI, Me Vey stressed that there can be no
fair trial for Julian Assange in the United States, in reaction to the British court’s decision to validate his extradition.
” Because for 11 years, he has suffered from this political persecution. All the international observers who have been able to see him have said that he has a weakness, a frailty of health today which no longer allows him to face this procedure. Obviously, if he were extradited, despite US guarantees, not only would he not be able to have a fair trial, but he would also be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment. “
The lawyer indicated that Julian Assange is supported
by many Democrats in Germany, Switzerland, France and many countries.
The popular support he has is immense. Unfortunately not that of the American Democrats, he laments.
According to him,
there is only one popular awakening, comparable to that which there was for Nelson Mandela, which is capable of halting this fatal process.
There is only strong international pressure on the US executive that can make this persecution stop. Otherwise, it will continue to take different forms.
Antoine Vey says his client is
out of strength; he’s worn out. He describes it as
a ghost having difficulty concentrating.
Punished for having
revealed the truth
Regarding the accusation of the US government of endangering sources and national security, Mr. Vey indicated that this accusation was withdrawn
because the United States has been unable to demonstrate that, in fact, natural persons have been endangered.
” Mr. Assange did not endanger people, he did not endanger diplomatic personnel. He only revealed true information: US spying on foreign leaders, war crimes committed by US servicemen against civilians, and today he is being prosecuted only for revealing information. true. “
Mr Assange’s lawyer pointed out that WikiLeaks information came to light
in partnership with international dailies around the world.
Today, he is the only one, for two years, who languishes in a prison as if he were a terrorist or a prisoner of war, which he is not, he insisted.
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” I hope that all journalists, all citizens who listen to this program realize today that it is their right to be informed that is at stake. It is the right to have access to true, credible and reliable information. which implicates American rulers, because it is they who, in these cases, were the criminals. “
Julian Assange’s lawyer highlights the fact that the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur talks about
persecution and institutional torture in this case.
I believe that no institution has questioned this observation, he added.
On the merits of the case, Antoine Vey indicated that Julian Assange
absolutely does not recognize the facts for which he is being prosecuted.
years and to incarcerate Mr.Assange and silence him. We have transformed a political fight into a legal fight. So far, this strategy has paid off for the United States “,” text “:” Today it [Julian Assange] is only prosecuted for the publication of these videos. It has absolutely nothing to do with American justice. In fact, the United States fought an ideological fight for more than 10 years and to incarcerate Mr. Assange and silence him. We have transformed a political fight into a legal fight. So far, this strategy has paid off for the United States “}} ‘>Today it [Julian Assange] is only prosecuted for the publication of these videos. It has absolutely nothing to do with American justice. In fact, the United States has waged an ideological battle for more than 10 years to incarcerate Mr. Assange and silence him. We have transformed a political fight into a legal fight. So far, this strategy has paid off for the United States., he denounced.
In Antoine Vey’s eyes, Julian Assange is
the current symbol of human rights.
In human rights, there is this freedom to inform without which one cannot practice democracy. There is also the dignity of a man subjected to degrading treatment, added Me Vey.
The lawyer regrets that the British court’s decision comes on the very day of International Human Rights Day.
It is unfortunate that on this day of commemoration of human rights, we are commenting on such a sad decision, he said.
At the end of the interview, the lawyer returned to the notion of struggle that he said in the Assange case.
” Once again, this is a fight that our generation must wage to ensure that journalists who broadcast true information can never be persecuted by an executive branch because they dislike the information being broadcast. “