Nominations close 31 Jan 2021. Details from Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign below:
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate has nominated Julian Assange along with Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for “their countless examples of courage exposing governments’ illegal actions that caused millions of deaths—putting their freedom and lives on the line.”
For Julian to win the Nobel Peace Prize, here is something you can do to make it happen. Assange’s partner, Stella Moris tweeted a guideline with helpful tips of what you can do and she outlined that the importance to “win would be politically protective” and “it would very likely secure Julian’s freedom.”
People who can nominate must fit into certain category, eg. University Professors, Members of Parliament, Members of Government, Current Heads of State, Directors of Peace Institutes. “If you don’t fit the criteria, convince someone who does, draft it for them.”
For the rest of us, please add your name to this petition Julian Assange Deserves a Nobel Peace Prize
The nominations are made through an online form on the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s website and just a reminder that the deadline is 31 January so there is not much time left.
Here is an example of a nomination and an important note that “multiple nominations for the same person can only strengthen their chances of winning.”
As a backgrounder you can read the US Presidential Pardon application sent before the Biden Administration which explains the importance and reasons of why Julian Assange should be free.
Here is another example of a nomination by members of the German federal parliament from 2020: “As well as humanising innocent victims of war, in 2010 Julian Assange and WikiLeaks exposed the means by which public abhorrence of killing is overcome, and peace subverted, by psychological manipulation and strategic messaging.”
More example of Courage Foundation’s successful nomination of Assange for “Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information” set up in memory of Daphne Galizia in 2019. “His contribution to bringing serious wrongdoing to light and empowering human rights victims has led to Julian Assange being recognised as a Human Rights Defender.”
To highlight the importance of WikiLeaks publications on war and military you can search for further publications about arms trade, Afghanistan War Logs, Iraq War Logs, that you can include on the nomination as an important contribution to society.
Read the details on Norvegian Nobel Institute website and remember, if you don’t fit the criteria of who can nominate, you can always contact someone who does.