Assange makes ‘Kingly Proposal’ to Charles III

21 Assange makes ‘Kingly Proposal’ to Charles III

In a letter forward of his coronation, the WikiLeaks founder urged Britain’s new monarch to go to the jail that bears his identify

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wrote a letter to King Charles III on Friday, calling on the monarch to go to His Majesty’s Jail Belmarsh and observe the “world class” circumstances inside its partitions. 

Writing in sarcastic and florid language, Assange described the utmost safety lockup as being “only a brief foxhunt from the Previous Royal Naval Faculty in Greenwich,” telling the King that it should be “pleasant” to have “such an esteemed institution bear your identify.”

“As a political prisoner, held at Your Majesty’s pleasure on behalf of an embarrassed international sovereign, I’m honoured to reside inside the partitions of this world class establishment,” Assange continued. “Really, your kingdom is aware of no bounds.”

The jailed journalist described the “culinary delights” served to inmates alone of their cells, the prisoners’ leisure use of prescribed drugs, the prohibition on the taking part in of chess for “healthcare” causes, rodent infestations, and the suicide of one among his buddies – a homosexual man who hung himself earlier than his deportation to Brazil.

“I implore you, King Charles, to go to His Majesty’s Jail Belmarsh, for it’s an honour befitting a king,” Assange’s letter concluded. “As you embark upon your reign, could you all the time bear in mind the phrases of the King James Bible: ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy’ (Matthew 5:7). And will mercy be the guiding mild of your kingdom, each inside and with out the partitions of Belmarsh.”

Assange was arrested by British authorities in 2019, after Ecuador revoked his asylum standing and allowed law enforcement officials to take away him from the nation’s embassy in London, the place he had been sheltered since 2012. On the day of his arrest, the US Division of Justice unsealed a multi-count indictment towards Assange, slapping him with 17 expenses underneath the Espionage Act, which might probably carry the demise penalty.

Assange is at the moment preventing an extradition request from Washington, and his legal professionals have appealed a previous ruling authorizing extradition, on the grounds of his declining well being.

The fees towards Assange stemmed from his communications with whistleblowers, most significantly Chelsea Manning, who in 2010 gave WikiLeaks labeled supplies alleging US warfare crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Though Assange didn’t personally hack these supplies, he was nonetheless charged for his position in publishing them.

Information shops, celebrities, free speech activists, and a few US and worldwide politicians have all known as on US President Joe Biden to drop the fees towards Assange. 

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