A heartfelt stand to Free Assange was attended by around a thousand supporters yesterday in London as Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, John Pilger and Julian’s own brother Gabriel Shipton spoke. Waters played “Wish You Were Here” in honor of Julian Assange who still languishes in Belmarsh Prison.
Pilger said they are currently fighting to get him in a different prison under better conditions and that Assange had recently had his first exercise outside. Pilger also stated:
“The behavior of the British government toward Julian Assange is a disgrace. A profanity on the very notion of human rights…”
‘All of us are in danger’: John Pilger delivers warning from Julian Assange.
“The moment that we fall silent, it’s over. By defending #JulianAssange we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now, or wake up one morning to the silence of a new tyranny. The choice is ours.”
“It’s not just me. It’s much wider. It’s all of us. It’s all journalists and all publishers who do their job who are in danger.”
– Julian Assange to John Pilger.
Video can be seen here.
Roger Waters said in his speech:
“How do we put ourselves in the position of a Julian Assange in solitary confinement? … It’s called empathy.”
“I think the treatment of Julian Assange by the British government brings shame on Britain’s reputation. Because Julian Assange in my opinion is the most important journalist anywhere in the world.”
Gabriel Shipton, brother of Assange, said the British prison system is “working its hardest at crushing any hope” Julian Assange has left.
Waters performance can be seen here.
Hopefully Julian knows our hearts are with him and we are fighting to save his life.