Today at The Royal Courts of InJustice Julian Assange was unsuccesfull in appealing against the decision to extradite him to Sweden over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Julian is being extradited in spite of the fact that no charges have been brought against him and that he has offered to speak to the Swedish prosecutor here in London.
Veterans for Peace UK alongside other activists maintained a vigil for throughout the hearing. Our aim was to give Julian support in 3D outside the court and to put this hearing in the context of the war’s in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Julian is responsible for shining a light on events in Iraq and Afghanistan that our governments would rather not let us know about, for example the Collateral Murder video. For veterans like myself he is a hero. A shrine was erected to remind us all of two young men, Bradley Manning and Michael Lyons who currently languish in prison for resisting these war’s.