Today our Australian award winning journalist, outstanding publisher, creator of WikiLeaks turns 51 years old. This is his 4th birthday spent locked away in Belmarsh prison, London. His previous 7 birthdays were spent locked away in the Ecuadorian Embassy.
The United States, conspiring with Sweden and the United Kingdom have stolen Julian’s 40’s. We cannot let them steal his 50’s as well. We cannot allow them to continue keeping this innocent man from his children, from his wife, from his family.
We find some solace in the fact that despite the harsh conditions and spying eyes of the CIA, Julian was still able to find precious love and create a beautiful family while being arbitrarily detained. Despite the cruelty and persecution Julian has suffered, he found happiness in the arms of the love of his life, Stella Moris. That is the strongest form of resistance right there, LOVE.
We gather here to demand an end to his persecution. Not one more birthday should he spend incarcerated.
Today we stand together regardless our political sway. We unite to save Julian’s life and bring him home.