From September 1st to 14th, another photo exhibition on Julian Assange and freedom of the press will take place together with the Courage Foundation at KVFM – Kunstverein Familie Montez e.V., Honsellbrücke am Hafenpark, Honsellstraße 7, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, to draw attention to the possible extradition of Julian Assange to the USA. Assange is currently suffering psychological torture contrary to human rights and the entire charge against this journalist is a danger and a restriction of press freedom.
Famous representatives from politics and the arts (Ai Weiwei, Srećko Horvat, Yanis Varoufakis, Pamela Anderson, Vivienne Westwood, M.I.A. etc.) repeatedly stand up behind the founder of Wikileaks, who is currently being held in London’s high security prison Belmarsh. After the first hearings in February and most recently events in London, Bergen, Copenhagen, Geneva, Berlin and Leipzig, we will now also publicly draw attention in Frankfurt am Main to the human rights-violating situation of the journalist, activist and founder of WikiLeaks. The exhibition will show supporters* holding signs to express simply and clearly why they stand up for Julian Assange, whom the USA wants to punish for publishing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic and military documents in 2010.
The next hearing in the process of extraditing Julian Assange to the USA will take place in London on September 7th. His revelations have uncovered war crimes against countless civilian victims, rampant corruption and abuse. The Trump administration has brought 17 charges of espionage against Assange, the first charge against a journalist facing life imprisonment. The entire charge against this journalist is a threat and restriction of press freedom.
Claudia Trapp, Press DiEM25