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Title: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: anon1984 on June 20, 2012, 00:42:31 AM
Send this letter to: [email protected] (London)
[email protected] (Switzerland)
[email protected] (Washington)
[email protected] (Germany)
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[email protected] (Norway)
http://www.embecu.se/ (Sweden -> contact form)
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[email protected] (Australia)
[email protected] (Spain)
http://www.embequador.org.br/otros.html (List of other Embassies)

Find the contact data of your embassy here: http://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy23085/



Friends of Wikileaks issue this urgent statement of support for Julian Assange's request for asylum with the Ecuadorian Embassy.
 

The context of Julian Assange’s house arrest and, now, extradition to Sweden cannot be disassociated  from the backlash that  been created by

his important and radical work with WikiLeaks. There are a numerous inconsistencies in this case that deserve our attention (www.justice4assange.com). Inconsistencies in due process relating to the issue of the EAW and Red Notice, the release by the Swedish Police of selective witness statements to tabloid press, the re-opening of the case by a second prosecutor in Sweden after a first prosecutor threw the case off, etc etc; all actions that permeate political interference and intent  and which we believe are a reaction against WikiLeaks' work in promoting transparency and human rights through radical, independent, heroic journalism.


Swedish media are trying to assert that the reason Mr. Assange must be extradited now is because Swedish law dictates that someone must be on Swedish soil in order for formal charges to be laid. But it is also true under Swedish law that a prosecutor cannot take the decision to charge until the preliminary investigation and all questioning therein has been completed. In having already taken the decision to charge Mr. Assange, Marianne Ny is breaking Swedish law. It is intolerable that in a case such as this an investigating prosecutor would decide to charge before even hearing one side's version of events and is a contradiction of intent on behalf of the investigating prosecutor.


Some Mainstream Media have been expressing prejudicial intent. For example even today Tom McCarthy at the Guardian live Blog states "Julian Assange, who was to be extradited from UK to Sweden to face sexual crime charges, seeks asylum under UN charter" http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jun/19/julian-assange-asylum-ecuadorian-embassy?newsfeed=true. But the fact is that Julian Assange has not been charged, and we have to ask the question why this inaccuracy in reporting persists if there is no intent to prejudice. There are hundreds of articles that mention the same. Even the UK Supreme Court  had to correct its own statement: paragraph 83 of the judgment refers to offences of which Mr Assange “stands charged”. This is not accurate as charges have not been brought  against Mr Assange. The judgment will be corrected to read “offences in  respect of which his extradition is sought”."http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk/news/julian-assange-v-swedish-prosecution-authority.html.  How can this allow for  a fair trial where his basic human rights are safeguarded?


If he is extradited to Sweden, we know that he awaits incommunicado detention for an indefinite amount of time. For a man who has not been charged with any crime in any country, FoWL consider this arbitrary and unlawful detention and thus a violation of European Convention on Human Rights. Moreover, once he is extradited to Sweden, the danger of his further extradition  to the USA looms. It has emerged through the release of internal emails  by the US private intelligence service Stratfor that the USA have issued  a sealed indictment against Mr. Assange over a year ago. There is also a  secret Grand Jury against WikiLeaks going on at the moment, attempting  to charge Mr. Assange under the Espionage Act, and his death has been called for by key US officials.

The situation deserves to be read in its entirety- a media organisation providing the means for the publication of whistle-blower media and an award-winning journalist with an ethos deeply anchored in human rights activism are being attacked for serving one of the most important functions in a democratic society - that of mapping the terrain so that we, as active and engaged citizens, can navigate democracy.


We have seen in the WikiLeaks revelations how international politics and diplomacy work. One story for the public, but the reality is very different. We understand this case as politicized and we see that Governments in Australia, Sweden, US as well in the UK, are hiding behind "judicial proceedings" trying in public to "wash their hands off" any responsibility but are acting in a political manner. Behind closed doors they plan, negotiate and agree on a political and diplomatic level the fate of a man whose work they view as damaging to their perceived interests. Bradley Manning's treatment is evident for all to see, his freedom taken his human right trampled upon. We bring forward into the open the claim that this is a political issue however it is disguised.  Freedom for Information requests come back with very little information in most of the countries involved. We want this to stop. We want transparency in government dealings regarding this case.


To the Ecuadorian Embassy we say, we welcome your consideration of Mr. Assange's asylum request and urge you to accept. We appreciate the bravery your country will show in standing up to defend his human rights. The UK Government has failed to take a clear position on the plight of Julian Assange, despite there being clear concerns about the manner in which the European Arrest Warrant has been issued and executed and despite there being room for the UK Government to overturn the UK Supreme Court decision. We believe it is most imperative that the safety of Julian Assange and the vital work he engages in are protected.


Yours faithfully,


the Global FoWL (Friends of WikiLeaks)

(Disclaimer: FoWL are an independent collective of WikiLeaks supporters. Please note that we are not affiliated with WikiLeaks and consequently WikiLeaks cannot be held accountable for any of FoWL's statements or actions.)
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: milicak on June 20, 2012, 01:19:22 AM
done  ;)
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: FFMFoWL on June 20, 2012, 01:24:14 AM
Also sent on behalf of FFMFoWL.
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: anon1984 on June 20, 2012, 01:25:34 AM
FFMFoWL, I posted on your facebook ;)
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: fubar on June 20, 2012, 02:38:06 AM
Important!
This is a list over more Ecuadorian Embassies:

http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/ecuador


Get the attention.

Can someone copy this list emails and subscribe it?

[email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: Aries on June 20, 2012, 08:04:32 AM
Done!:-)
I hope it will help!!!
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: Teclo on June 20, 2012, 08:51:25 AM
WL Central say that emails to the embassy have been bouncing- anyone had problems? Ours seemed to go through fine

Tec
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: IndiaFoWl on June 20, 2012, 09:48:59 AM
Done!
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: JenniferD on June 20, 2012, 09:58:16 AM
Yes mine have been bouncing back!!!
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: Teclo on June 20, 2012, 10:09:50 AM
Thats odd. You can use the contact form: http://www.ecuadorembassyuk.org.uk/contact

but check for typo's? [email protected]

Tec
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: JenniferD on June 20, 2012, 10:23:06 AM
Thank you!!! I had been sending it to the list of emails posted above, but this one in particular does work, cheers
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: Aries on June 20, 2012, 12:50:35 PM
I had no problem with my e-mail bouncing back!
I send it on this mail address: [email protected] (London)
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: jayasurya on June 20, 2012, 13:04:48 PM
yeah done
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: jayasurya on June 20, 2012, 13:24:53 PM
facebook fan page for FoWL.like this page nd keep posting https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfWikileaksFowl?skip_nax_wizard=true 
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: Schlafendwolf on June 20, 2012, 13:35:16 PM
Done !!! and also this personal appeal :

The Embassador
The Embassy of Ecuador
London

Representing the government and people of Ecuador

Dear Sir,

I am writing in regard to the recent application from Julian Assange to seek political asylum in the state of Ecuador.

As a UK citizen, I urge you to receive and accept Mr Assange’s request for political asylum.

We have all seen in recent years, the progress and achievements of the people of Ecuador. The countries great struggle against the shackles of capitalist imperialism, and its’ valiant attempts to redirect Ecuador as a haven of peace, free speech, and liberty. President Correa himself is held up as a hero in the continuing rise of the popularist governments of many South American countries.

I sincerely hope that you will attempt to continue this recent tradition of Ecuador being a bastion of progressive, unfettered government, by standing whole-heartedly behind one of the worlds foremost advocates of open and transparent governance.

The eyes of the world now fall on the government and people of Ecuador.
Will they fall in line with the corrupt, secretive, manipulative regimes of yester-year ? Or is the country truly ready to declare itself as the worlds leading light in the progress toward a fairer, more equitable, and transparent society ?

These are difficult questions. But Ecuador has in recent years shown that it is not afraid of making bold and controversial decisions based on justice and liberty. I hope with all my heart that your country can continue to be a beacon of hope in a world of deceit and corruption by accepting Julian Assange’s request for political asylum

I thank you for taking the time to read my submission.

Arius Schlafendwolf
20th June 2012
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: fubar on June 20, 2012, 15:59:31 PM

Find the contact data of your embassy here: http://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy23085/



This list is more complete: http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/ecuador
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: HispaFoWL on June 20, 2012, 21:53:47 PM
Sorry, we've been busy at job ( it's not your business, we know )


We are under heavy translation work to give u, in about an hour, a Spanish translation of the proposed letter

This'll be good to mail to other Ecuatorian embassies also, because of their motherlanguage

Expect us!  ;)

---UPDATE---

Here it comes our proposed translation of the template letter in Spanish ( Ecuador motherlanguage ). Some phrases have been translated in our own way, if someone tries to read it literally, but the meaning would be the same of the original and it'll serve to the purpose it was written for:


Los Amigos de Wikileaks ( FoWL – Friends Of WikiLeaks ) emitimos esta declaración urgente de apoyo a la solicitud de Assange de asilo en la Embajada ecuatoriana.

El contexto en el cual, Julian Assange ha sido puesto bajo arresto domiciliario y, ahora, extraditado a Suecia no puede ser separado de manera alguna, del efecto que ha tenido su importante y revolucionario trabajo con Wikileaks. Existen importantes irregularidades en este caso que merecen nuestra atención (www.justice4assange.com). Irregularidades en el proceso relacionado con la  orden de detención europea ( EAW )  y la alerta roja, la filtración por la policía sueca de declaraciones de testigos seleccionados a la prensa sensacionalista. La reapertura del caso por un segundo fiscal en Suecia, después de un primer fiscal desestimara la causa, etc..., todas ellas, acciones que denotan la intervención política y la manipulación y que, creemos, son una reacción contra el trabajo de WikiLeaks en la promoción de la transparencia y los derechos humanos a través de un periodismo radical, independiente y heroico

Los medios de comunicación suecos están tratando de difundir que, la razón por la cual el Sr. Assange debe ser extraditado ahora es porque, según la ley sueca, uno debe estar en territorio sueco para ser formalmente imputado por algún cargo. Pero también es cierto que la ley sueca dice que un fiscal no puede tomar la decisión de imputar a nadie hasta que una investigación preliminar, resolviendo las principales cuestiones, haya sido completada. Teniendo en cuenta que la decisión de imputar al Sr. Assange ya ha sido tomada, Marianne Ny está quebrantando la ley sueca. Es intolerable que, en un caso como este, un fiscal decida imputar a alguien, incluso antes de haberle hecho declarar y escuchar de su versión de los hechos, y es también una contradicción, el hacerlo en nombre de una investigación aun no terminada

Algunos grandes medios de comunicación han demostrado un claro prejuicio sobre este asunto. Por ejemplo, incluso hoy, Tom McCarthy, en su blog en “The Guardian” escribió que “Julian Assanque, que ha sido extraditado de Reino Unido a Suecia para afrontar cargos por delitos sexuales, busca asilo político bajo la Carta de las Naciones Unidas” ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jun/19/julian-assange-asylum-ecuadorian-embassy?newsfeed=true ). Pero la realidad es que, Julian Assange, AÚN no ha sido imputado, y por tanto, tenemos que preguntarnos, ¿porque persiste esta imprecisión en la prensa si no se busca prejuzgar?. Hay cientos de artículos que mencionan la misma inexactitud. Incluso el Tribunal Supremo del Reino Unido tuvo que corregir su propia declaración: párrafo 83  del documento del juzgado, que hace referencia a que el Sr. Assange “está imputado”. Algo incierto, ya que aún no ha sido imputado ( http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk/news/julian-assange-v-swedish-prosecution-authority.html ) ¿Como puede considerarse esto un juicio justo cuando sus derechos humanos no están siendo respetados?

Si es extraditado a Suecia, sabemos a ciencia cierta que será sometido a una detención con incomunicación por un periodo indefinido de tiempo. Para una persona que, todavía, no ha sido imputado por ningún crimen en ningún país, nosotros, FoWL, consideramos esta como una detención ilegal y arbitraria, además de una violación de la convención europea de derechos humanos. Más aún, una vez que sea extraditado a Suecia, el riesgo de su posterior extradición a Estados Unidos se hace más palpable. Ha salido a la luz, tras la filtración de correos electrónicos internos de Stratfor, el proveedor de servicios de inteligencia de EEUU, que el Sr. Assange ya tiene una acusación secreta, sellada y preparada contra el Sr. Assange desde hace un año. También hay incluso un gran jurado secreto, preparado para ir contra WikiLeaks llegado el momento, intentando que el Sr. Assange sea juzgado bajo la ley de espionaje norteamericana

La situación merece ser analizada en su totalidad: Una organización de prensa, que proporciona la cobertura necesaria para las filtraciones, y un periodista galardonado, con un demostrado compromiso para con el activismo de los derechos humanos están siendo atacados por realizar una de las más importantes labores en una sociedad democrática, la de “cartografiar” nuestra sociedad, para que, nosotros, como ciudadanos activos y comprometidos, podamos vivir en democracia

Hemos visto, gracias a las filtraciones de WikiLeaks, cómo funciona la política internacional y la diplomacia. Una mentira para el pueblo, pero con una realidad muy diferente. Entendemos por tanto, que este caso está politizado, y vemos que los gobiernos de Australia, Suecia, EE.UU., así como el del Reino Unido, se esconden detrás de "procedimientos judiciales" con los que tratan, públicamente, de lavarse las manos en cuanto a responsabilidad alguna. Tras puertas cerradas planean, negocian y acuerdan a nivel político y diplomático el destino de un hombre, cuyo trabajo consideran dañino para sus intereses. El tratamiento a Bradley Mannning es otra evidencia más. Su libertad robada, sus derechos humanos violados. Nos quieren hacer ver públicamente que este no es un asunto político, aunque vaya maquillado. Todas las solicitudes formales de información son respondidas de manera escueta por la mayoría de los países involucrados. Queremos que esto pare, queremos transparencia en las relaciones gubernamentales con respecto al caso

Para el embajador ecuatoriano: agradecemos su consideración a la solicitud de asilo por pare del Sr. Assange y le urgimos a aceptarla. Reconocemos la valentía que su país está mostrando a la hora de defender sus derechos humanos. El gobierno británico ha fallado a la hora de tomar una posición clara en el caso de Julian Assange, incluso después de que hubiera dudas claras acerca de la manera en que la orden europea de arresto ( EAW ) haya sido emitida y ejecutada, y pese a que aún haya opciones de revertir, por el gobierno británico, la decisión del tribunal supremo. Creemos que es más importante salvaguardar la seguridad personal de Julian Assange y la vital labor que desarrolla

Reciba un cordial saludo,

Amigos de WikiLeaks ( FoWL – Friends of WikiLeaks )

Aviso legal:FoWL es un colectivo independiente de apoyo a WikiLeaks, por favor, tenga en consideración que no estamos asociados con WikiLeaks y, por consiguiente, WikiLeaks no puede ser responsabilizada de ninguna de las declaraciones o acciones promovidas por FoWL
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: JenniferD on June 21, 2012, 09:20:42 AM
My hotmail accounts have been blocked from me now!!! This has never happened to me before
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: anon1984 on June 21, 2012, 11:04:30 AM
HispaFoWL, great work with the letter  ;D Ruleas, amigo :)

I posted it in a new topic so it is more visible to people who want to send the letter!
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: FinFoWL on June 21, 2012, 15:07:52 PM

FinFoWL has sent the statement of support to the Consulate in Stockholm at [email protected] . Helsinki functions seem to be temporarily closed.
Title: Re: URGENT - FoWL letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Post by: DavisLandon on June 22, 2012, 02:54:18 AM
done