Everyone Is A Target: The Case of Julian Assange was hosted on March 29 by WikiLeaks, a/political, and hip hop artist and activist Lowkey for the States of Violence exhibition “Truth to Power”.
Stella Assange (human rights lawyer and wife of Julian) and Matt Kennard (co-founder and chief of investigations at Declassified UK) joined the discussion of the conditions of Assange’s incarceration at the Belmarsh high-security prison in the United Kingdom where he has been for four years. Assange faces indefinite detention while the United States seeks his extradition to face a 175-year prison sentence. The exhibition is free to all between March 24 and April 7.
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Stella Assange (Julian Assange’s wife, Lawyer, UK), Kevin Gosztola (Journalist, Dissenter Newsletter Editor, US). Introduced and moderated by Stefania Maurizi (Investigative journalist, IT). Speaking the Truth is Not a Crime – Edward Snowden, 2013.
As an introduction to the film Ithaka, this panel describes the pervasive surveillance, monitoring, and personal control that has oppressed Julian Assange and WikiLeaks for more than ten years, and discusses the conditions around Assange’s incarceration at the Belmarsh high-security prison in the United Kingdom, where he has been imprisoned for four years, and faces indefinite detention, while the United States seeks his extradition to face a 175-year prison sentence. He is accused of receiving and publishing documents from Chelsea Manning which documented war crimes, extrajudicial killings, and civilian casualties during the US occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Stella Assange: “Belmarsh prison is a surveillance prison which monitors Julian’s every communication and every habit to the utmost degree.”
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