To: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and
Kris Faafoi (Minister for Justice, Immigration, and Media)
WELLINGTON, New Zwaland (October 26, 2021) — We ask the New Zealand Government, Jacinda Ardern (Prime Minister), and Kris Faafoi (Minister for Justice, Immigration, Broadcasting and Media) to take a global lead for transparent democracy (he kawanatanga-ā-iwi) by declaring that New Zealand would ensure protection for Julian Assange against extradition for publishing evidence of war crimes and human rights violations in the public interest.
We ask that you offer Julian Assange and his family asylum in Aotearoa.
Assange’s detention and the charges against him threaten press freedom around the world, and therefore threaten our right to know what is going on and democracy itself. We must call out this injustice and offer protection to Assange. Doing so will have New Zealand be a leader on the global stage for press freedom, peace and transparent democracy.
ACTION: Sign the petition here.
Haere Mai Julian Assange
Aotearoa 4 Assange and World Beyond War NZ
(October 26, 2021) — Aotearoa 4 Assange, World Beyond War NZ and a panel of International experts call on the New Zealand Government to welcome Australian Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, to stand for human rights, the public’s right to know, and world peace.
Listen to this panel of international experts say why this is so important:
DANIEL ELLSBERG (USA) — The Vietnam War’s whistleblower. Ellsberg was a US military analyst who revealed the brutal reality of the war to the public, and like Assange, was charged as a spy.
DR DEEPA DRIVER (UK) — A lead campaigner for Assange, a trial observer, and an academic on transparency and accountability of financial organisations.
HON MATT ROBSON (NZ) — New Zealand’s Former Minister for Courts and Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and a lead campaigners for Ahmed Zaoui.
GREG BARNES SC (AUS) — Australian Human rights lawyer, author and Senior Counsel.
MATT BRENNAN (NZ) — Chairperson of Aotearoa 4 Assange.
Hosted by LIZ REMMERSWAAL — National Coordinator for World Beyond War Aotearoa