HAERE MAI JULIAN ASSANGE

Julian Assange with his fiancee Stella Morris, a member of his legal team, and mother to his two young children.

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.

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TUKUA TE PONO
FREE THE TRUTH
TUKUA A ASSANGE
FREE ASSANGE

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

The imprisonment of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange and the charges against him, are perilous to human rights, the public's right to know, and peace. Every major human rights group in the world, including the United Nations, and Amnesty International are saying that Julian Assange should be freed.

Julian is being prosectued 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.

The charges against Julian are perilous to global human rights, because they would establish that publishing secret documents revealing human rights abuses is a crime.

Powerful states have retaliated against Julian severely and without regard for law for revealing their crimes. The United Nations and their Special Rapporteurs say Julian has been 'psychologically tortured' and 'arbitrarily detained' for over ten years.

He has been held in solitary confinement in a UK prison for over 2 years. According to a letter signed by hundreds of doctors, his life is in peril.

Furthermore, it was recently reported that top US officials discussed plots to poison, kidnap and assassinate Julian Assange.

New Zealand can no longer stay silent on this and still say we stand for human rights, the public's right to know and peace. We can use our position as a small principled nation to lead the way home for Julian, by welcoming him to our shores.

We ask the New Zealand Government to say:

HAERE MAI JULIAN ASSANGE

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