June 24, 2024
The Assange Campaign Initiates Virtual Political Rally Opposing Extradition to the U.S
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Assange Campaign Launches Political Virtual Rally Against U.S. Extradition

The “Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign” is launching a virtual political rally in the metaverse with the goal of garnering support against the potential extradition of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, to the United States.

Julian Assange has been held in London’s Belmarsh Prison since April 2019 as he fights against his extradition to the U.S. He’s facing the possibility of up to 175 years in prison on charges of espionage for exposing misconduct by U.S. agencies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As the founder of WikiLeaks, Assange created a platform that published classified and sensitive information, revealing governmental wrongdoing. However, his journalistic efforts, particularly those involving the exposure of governments, have made him a target for multiple agencies, especially within the United States.

Backed by Assange and his family, the Julian Assange campaign plans to host a virtual political rally to engage more people and rally support against his extradition. This comes after his unsuccessful appeal in June against extradition by the United Kingdom court. Set for August 26, the virtual event will take place in Wistaverse, a non-profit metaverse within the Sandbox ecosystem on the Polygon blockchain.

During the rally, notable figures such as Stella Assange (Julian Assange’s wife), Kristinn Hrafnsson (co-founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks), and other prominent guests, including Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of the UK’s Labour Party, will deliver speeches. These speakers will participate as virtual characters within the event or present pre-recorded contributions shown on screens. The rally will unfold in a virtual auditorium designed to resemble London’s Royal Courts of Justice, where Assange’s final appeal in the UK court system is expected. Additionally, the virtual environment, centered around protests and social activism, will feature a recorded message from Julian Assange.

Numerous organizations advocating for civil rights and press freedom have stood by Assange following the publication of WikiLeaks’ content. They have called on U.S. authorities to drop the extradition case. In the final days of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, before the events of the January 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection, cryptocurrency users donated over $400,000 to Assange’s defense fund in hopes of a presidential pardon. Furthermore, in 2022, a decentralized autonomous organization raised $53 million in support of the co-founder of WikiLeaks.

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