Bermudians show support for WikiLeaks founder Assange
Eight Bermudians have shown their support for a recent campaign in London protesting against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s possible extradition to the United States.
According to Reuters, hundreds of Mr Assange’s supporters formed a human chain around London’s parliamentary building last weekend. The line reached across Westminster Bridge and to the other side of the River Thames.
Mr Assange has been in Belmarsh prison in London for three years and will face espionage charges if extradited.
In a document of support for Mr Assange, the signatories signed a letter which said: “Our signatures represent an act of solidarity with the global effort [to prevent Mr Assange from being extradited]; not in terms of a personality, but in support of a fundamental principle that has implications for the entire human family.”
The signatories are Glenn Fubler, Lynn Millett and Lynne Winfield, lawyer Wendell Hollis, retired lawyer Dianna Kempe, Imam Saleem Talbot, the Reverend Nicholas Tweed and retired educator Elizabeth DeJean-Saunders.