Example Letter to the Editor Regarding Julian Assange

Dear Editor of “Name of Newspaper,”

I am writing to in regards of a terrible human rights atrocity going on.  An innocent man who published documents given to him by whistleblowers has been illegally detained for 8 years, 6 of which are in a room no larger than your office without fresh air, sunlight or proper medical care.  His health is deteriorating.  To add to this violation he has been placed in solitary confinement for the last six months without access to internet, phone or visitors for publishing the truth.  This is also a violation of free speech and free press.

As the editor of a media outlet, I am sure you understand the ramifications of such an act against publishers and journalists alike.  I am asking you to take a stand against this travesty and speak out for Julian Assange, publisher and creator of Wikileaks.  The persecution and possible prosecution sets a precedent for all journalists and editors.  If this horrible injustice continues or he is extradited to the United States to face charges, the end result will be the termination of First Amendment Rights.

Thank you,


A concerned Citizen

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