Tuesday Oct 26, 9am NZT
Media inquiries: matt.brennan@a4a.nz

HAERE MAI JULIAN ASSANGE

We are calling on the New Zealand Government to lead the way home for Julian Assange by welcoming him to our shores.

Standing for Julian Assange will have us standing by our values of transparent democracy / he kawanatanga-ā-iwi, human rights / tika tangata, and peace / rangimarie.

Julian with his fiancee Stella Morris: member of his legal team and mother of his two young children.

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'If wars can be started with lies, peace can be started with truth.' - Julian Assange

TUKUA TE PONO
FREE THE TRUTH
TUKUA A ASSANGE
FREE ASSANGE

The United Nations say that Julian Assange is being tortured for revealing human rights abuses. Amnesty International and every major human rights group in the world are saying he should be freed. The charges against Julian are perilous to human rights and the public's right to know.

Julian has been charged with espionage for publishing evidence of war crimes, lies on which wars were launched, the secret torture program at Guantanamo Bay and the secret mass surveillance network spying on all of us. All the major press freedom groups and hundreds of independent legal observers say the charges against him criminalise essential journalistic practices. They threaten to establish that publishing secret documents that reveal state crimes - is a crime.

Rather than acknowledging their crimes, powerful states have retaliated against Julian. The United Nations say Julian has been 'psychologically tortured'. He has been detained arbitrarily for over ten years. He has been held in solitary confinement in a UK prison for well over 2 years. According to a letter signed by hundreds of doctors, his life is in peril.

New Zealand can no longer stay silent on this case and still say we stand for human rights and peace. We can use our position to lead the way home for Julian by welcoming him to our shores.

Aotearoa - Let's say:

HAERE MAI JULIAN ASSANGE

Julian's father John Shipton asks New Zealand to offer asylum to Julian and his family.