Personalities react after the release of Julian Assange › World › Granma

Personalities react after the release of Julian Assange › World › Granma
Personalities react after the release of Julian Assange › World › Granma

“Today we celebrate your freedom,” said the elected president of Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum.
Presidents, personalities, movements and activists from around the world react to the news of the release of Julian Assange this Monday, who was held in the Belmarsh maximum security prison for more than five years.

The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, congratulated Julian Assange for his freedom, while specifying that “Assange’s eternal imprisonment and torture was an attack against press freedom on a global scale.”

Likewise, the Colombian president acknowledged that “denouncing the massacre of civilians in Iraq by the US war effort was his crime, now the massacre is repeated in Gaza,” while inviting Assange and his wife Stella to Let them visit Colombia and “let’s do an act for true freedom.”

Meanwhile, the Mexican head of state, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, celebrated the release of Julian Assange from prison, stating that “at least in this case, the Statue of Liberty did not remain an empty symbol; “She is alive and happy like millions in the world.”

Similarly, the elected president of Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum, said from her account on Today we celebrate his freedom.

Meanwhile, the executive secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Jorge Arreaza, described the news as extraordinary, while declaring that “Assange should never have been persecuted, much less imprisoned”.

“As Commander Hugo Chávez said: “With the TRUTH, I neither offend nor fear,” Arreaza insisted.

For his part, the former president of the United Nations Security Council (UN), Sacha Llorenti, stressed that “today the world is a little fairer (…) After 1,901 days of being in a two-by-three cell meters and remain isolated 23 hours each day, Julian is free. “It is a victory for journalism, for truth and for humanity,” he said.

«Let us not forget that he was handed over to the British police for the betrayal of Lenin Moreno. Let us not forget that he was imprisoned for revealing the crimes of the United States. Fighting does give results,” he insisted.

«The journalist left Belmarsh maximum security prison this morning, June 24, after spending 1,901 days there. After denouncing the war crimes of the United States, Assange was accused of 18 crimes related to espionage,” reported the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) of Brazil.

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, also issued a message on his official account on X in which he said: “On behalf of the people of Venezuela we embrace and congratulate Julian Assange on his release.”

«It is the triumph of freedom and humanity’s fight for respect for Human Rights. Assange is an example of courage and bravery in the battle for the truth. “Justice will always prevail!” said the Venezuelan leader.

The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, noted for his part, on the same social network, that “the long and cruel punishment imposed on him for his complaints of imperial crimes, will remain in the memory of the people as proof of how little their jailers believe in freedom of the press.

Likewise, Stella Assange, Assange’s lawyer and wife, stated that “last month, Julian obtained permission to appeal to the High Court. The appeal goes to the heart of the case: whether the UK can legally extradite Julian Assange, an Australian citizen whose news gathering and publication occurred outside US jurisdiction, given that the US case excludes him from First Amendment protections. ».

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