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Drop the Charges on Julian Assange: Standout at Harvard Commencement

Sun May 29 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Sunday, May 29th @ 8:00am-10:30am

Mass. Ave and Holyoke St.

Cambridge, MA

Supporters of Julian Assange will go to the Harvard University graduation for the classes of 2020 and 2021 on Sunday, May 29 from 8:00AM to 10:30AM to try to get Attorney General Merrick Garland’s attention with our big banner “Merrick Garland – Free Assange.”  We will gather near Smith Campus Center at the intersection of Mass Ave and Holyoke Street (across from Clover Food Lab) and hold signs, give out literature to attendees, and speak with a mic, once Garland has spoken or is speaking.

Feel free to call Susan’s cell phone, 617-501-9125, if you can’t find us.

Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, and he is being held by the UK because the US wants to extradite him to be charged under the Espionage Act for releasing classified information about US war crimes. Even though this is standard practice for investigative journalism, and he is not a US citizen, the US is accusing him of espionage. He faces 175 years in prison, if convicted.

In mid-March, the UK Supreme Court refused to hear Assange’s appeal of their earlier decision that Assange would be extradited to the US. In April, a UK court ordered the extradition of Assange to the US. The final decision in the case will be made by the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel. But, at any time, Joe Biden or Merrick Garland could drop the charges and the case would be over.

For more info, contact Mike Miccioli, Harvard class of 2022, at miccioli@college.harvard.edu, Susan McLucas at SusanBMcL@gmail.com or 617-501-9125 or Paula Iasella at AssangeBoston@gmail.com, the latter two both of Boston Area Assange Defense.  This action is being organized by concerned Harvard students and Boston Area Assange Defense.

Details

Date:
Sun May 29
Time:
8:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Organizer

Assange Defense Boston
Email:
AssangeBoston@gmail.com

Venue

Smith Center
Massachusetts Ave at Holyoke St.
Cambridge, MA United States
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