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ALBA-TCP welcomes release of Julian Assange

Alliance statement indicates that persecution and deprivation of liberty of Assange "tried to be a lesson against freedom of expression and freedom of the press"

Using a release released this Wednesday, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People's Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) welcomed the release of Julian Assange, after five years in prison, highlighting that it was a procedure contrary to International Law.

Furthermore, he noted that his persecution and deprivation of liberty “tried to be a lesson against freedom of expression and freedom of the press.”

In the text, the Alliance applauds the actions to guarantee the life and physical integrity of Julian Assange, as well as the restitution of his violated rights, while expressing its solidarity with him and his family.

“Assange represents the truth and is, today, an example of courage in the face of the injustice of those who harassed, imprisoned and isolated him. His case is an example of the double standards of the United States government. By publicly exposing the corruption, war crimes, and human rights abuses committed by the United States in Afghanistan and Iraq, he exposed those truly responsible for the death, cruelty, suffering, and inequality in the world,” the document reads. .

“His case is an example of the double standards of the US government,” said the Executive Secretary of ALBA-TCP, Jorge Arreaza, in his account on the social network X.

The ALBA-TCP statement is reproduced in full below:

The member states of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People's Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), welcome the release of Julian Assange that occurred this Monday, June 24, 2024, after more than five years in prison under inhuman conditions, the product of a procedure contrary to International Law and the denial of the benefits to which they were entitled.

The ALBA-TCP adheres to the principles of justice for the decision of the High Court of London to grant him bail and allow him to return to his native country and supports the necessary negotiation to restore Assange's violated rights.

Assange represents the truth and is, today, an example of courage in the face of the injustice of those who harassed, imprisoned and isolated him. His case is an example of the double standards of the United States government. By publicly exposing corruption, war crimes, and human rights abuses committed by the United States in Afghanistan and Iraq, he exposed those truly responsible for death, cruelty, suffering, and inequality in the world.

His persecution and deprivation of liberty put his physical and mental health at risk and caused irrecoverable damage to his family, but above all he tried to be a lesson against freedom of expression and freedom of the press.

The Bolivarian Alliance celebrates his release, joins in the happiness of his family and friends, and applauds the actions carried out to guarantee the life and physical integrity of Julian Assange, while expressing all its solidarity.

Caracas, June 25, 2024

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