The No Extradition Assange Campaign, which seeks to gather support against the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, is launching a virtual political rally in a virtual universe.
Assange, who has been held in London’s Belmarsh prison since April 2019 and is fighting his extradition to the US in court, could face espionage charges for leaking information about US agency misconduct in the US , and could face up to 175 years in prison. Iraq and Afghanistan.
Assange founded WikiLeaks, which is known to release classified and sensitive information in the public domain against government misconduct. However, his journalistic work exposing the government made him a prime target for multiple agencies, especially in the United States.
Julian Assange’s campaign, backed by Assange and his family, plans virtual political rallies to draw more people and rally support against extradition after he last appealed against the extradition in June reject Tried by the English courts.
The virtual event will take place on August 26 in Wistaverse, a non-profit metaverse within the Sandbox ecosystem on the Polygon blockchain. Julian Assange’s wife Stella Assange, WikiLeaks co-founder and editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson and British politician Jeremy Cole Other prominent guests, including Jeremy Corbyn, will speak at the political rally. Labor Party. Speakers at the rally will appear as characters in the event or have video speeches shown on the screen.
Cointelegraph contacted John Rees, the founder and director of the Campaign for No Extradition Assange, who said they chose to host the virtual rally in hopes of reaching a wider audience. Rees added that the reasons for the rally were:
“Promote the Assange case and mobilize people to protest in court. Make sure people know the Assange case is in its 11th hour and if the government goes ahead with the extradition it will be a real blow to press freedom.”
The rally will be held in a virtual auditorium designed to look like London’s Crown Court, where Assange will face his final appeal in the U.K. court system. The virtual environment “dedicated to protest and social action” will also contain recorded messages from Assange.
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After WikiLeaks was published, many organizations involved in civil rights and press freedom supported Assange and urged US authorities to drop the extradition case. In the final days of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s term (before the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021), cryptocurrency users donated more than $400,000 to Assange’s defense team in hopes of obtaining a presidential pardon, while a Decentralized autonomous organization raised $53 million for WikiLeaks 2022 co-founder.
Additional reporting by Turner Wright
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