Free Julian Assange – STOP the USA Extradition

The Petition

A global petition to Free Julian Assange and to stop the legal precedent being established of a USA Extradition for a non-USA journalist that exposed USA war crimes.

The petition is the largest petition in history to have been presented to the International Criminal Court (The Hague). It is also the largest petition in history to have been successfully Tabled (accepted into Parliament) in both houses of the Australian Parliament.

On 10th December 2021 the High Court ruled against the interests of Human  Rights in favour of the USA government.

This travesty and miscarriage of justice should concern us all as Julian Assange has committed no crime and yet is being held as a political hostage and bargaining chip of governments.

Justice systems all over the world are based upon the rule of law. It acts as a guideline for governments to enact legislation and establishes procedures and regulations which are based on the concepts of equality and equal treatment before the eyes of law. The rule of law propounds equal treatment before the law irrespective of caste, creed, sex, colour, background, religion, social, political, and economic status but fundamental issues have arisen causing threat of and miscarriages of justice.

The main fundamental issues identified as threatening justice are identified as follows:

Economic growth, Dictatorial discretion of the Government, Violation of human rights, Violation of due process of law, Arbitrary use of power by the executives, Lack of check and balance in the separation of powers and Absence of independent judiciary.

The traditional ideal of the rule of law in a society is straight-forward and that is Law represents the authority and expression of power of the nation state.  Everyone is taken to be subject to the law. But the Rule of Law is not being upheld to the highest standard and the very objective of equality and justice is being usurped.

It is clear from the evidence of the Julian Assange case that Justice is being usurped and Julian Assange is being used as a political bargaining chip for the UK and US governments own agendas. In the case of Julian Assange the rule of law is not being upheld to the highest standard resulting in a denial of justice. No matter what your views, opinions, or personal feelings on the case, this is something we all need to be concerned about and it is imperative we put a stop to governments using people as political bargaining chips. The case of Julian Assange is not a one off and is happening in our wider society, for example another high-profile case is that of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

These international cases highlight the dangers we face in society if we allow our rule of law and justice to be usurped by governments. It is not only Julian Assange or Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe that are the victims but also their wider families. Imagine if it were your mother, father, son, daughter, sister, brother or any other family member or close friend this was happening to, could you sit back and do nothing or would you do whatever you could to stop it?

The usurping of justice is not only international we have already seen a wider extension of the usurping of law by our own government recently with the passing of various unlawful pieces of legislation whereby our government are attempting to place themselves above the law with the passing bills such as the spycops bill, police bill, immigration bill, the attacks on the Gypsy, Romany, Traveller communities etc. These bills must be stopped, they are unlawful, immoral and breach both natural and human rights.

The Rule of law which is otherwise called supremacy of law enunciates that law is above and applies to everyone. Whether governor or governed, rulers or ruled, no one is above the law, no one is exempted from the law, and no one can grant exemption to the application of the law.

Please sign and support this global petition here and take a stand to stop this injustice, every little step matters and together we can end this travesty of justice.

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