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The world reacts to the release of Julian Assange

Authorities in the region highlighted that the arrest of Julian Assange was an attack against press freedom

After learning of the release of the Australian journalist and activist Julian Assange, various authorities and personalities from around the world shared a message to celebrate the news.

“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," said President Nicolás Maduro, on his account on the social network X.

In this regard, the head of state highlighted that the founder of WikiLeaks is an example of "courage and bravery in the battle for the truth."

The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, also spoke out by stating that what was done to Assange "for his denunciations of imperial crimes, will remain in the memory of the people as proof of how little his jailers believe in freedom." press”.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez joined in, who considered the news as “a victory for the truth, after the unjust years in prison and political persecution for showing the world the crimes committed by the United States in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

Attack on freedom of the press

The head of the Government of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, sent his congratulations to Assange and stressed that eternal imprisonment and “his torture was an attack against press freedom on a global scale.”

“Denouncing the massacre of civilians in Iraq by the US war effort was their crime, now the massacre is repeated in Gaza,” he added.

In turn, the head of state of Bolivia, Luis Arce, joined the messages of celebration for Assange's freedom, "after a fierce and unacceptable persecution, the violation of his asylum and imprisonment."

“His crime was revealing the war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by imperialism,” he said.

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, sent a message to celebrate the departure of the Australian journalist.

The elected president of Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum, also shared a message on her social networks.

Extraordinary news

For his part, 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.

Likewise, the former president of the Security Council of the United Nations (UN) and former Bolivian minister, Sacha Llorenti, emphasized that today the world “is a little fairer.”

“After 1901 days of being in a 2x3 meter cell and being isolated for 23 hours each day, Julian is free. “It is a victory for journalism, for truth and for humanity,” he said.

The founder of WikiLeaks was in the prison maximum security prison in Belmarsh, near London, England, after more than five years in prison and fighting to avoid extradition to the United States (USA).

“This is the result of a global campaign that encompassed grassroots organizers, press freedom advocates, legislators and líderIt is from the entire political spectrum, all the way to the United Nations,” he reported. WikiLeaks through your account on the social network X.

In addition, he recalled the publication of innovative stories about government corruption and human rights abuses, “holding the powerful accountable for their actions. As editor-in-chief, Julian paid severely for these principles and for the people's right to know.”


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