ACTION ALERT: Julian Assange’s Appeal Rejected

June 13th, 2023 - by Phillip Adams /

Julian Assange’s Appeal Rejected

— What You Can Do Today
Phillip Adams /

BRISBANE, Australia (June 12, 2023) — A single judge has rejected Julian’s appeal against his extradition order. This brings him dangerously close to being extradited to the United States, where he could face life in prison or worse and permanently impact the climate for journalism around the world.

There is only one step left in the UK courts — Julian has five working days to submit an appeal of only 20 pages to a panel of two judges, who will convene a public hearing. If Julian loses this one further appeals will not be possible in the UK courts.

We’ve always known that this case is political, which means we can challenge it politically as well.

There are two ways you can help the Assange family today:
•   If you’re in Australia and can spare 30 minutes, call your MP today?
We have a simple and handy guide to help you reach the right person and to help you have the most impactful conversation. Will you call your MP today?

•  Can you help our appeal action fund?
The next five days will be a critical period for the case, it is the last opportunity we have in the UK. We have to throw everything at the wall, and we have to do it quickly. In defending Julian, it sometimes feels like nothing has happened for years, and sometimes years happen in a few days. This is one of those times. Let’s seize this moment as best we can — I remain optimistic that we will prevail.

Sign to STOP the USA Extradition
Phillip Adams /

Directed to: Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese

This is a 750,000+ global petition to Free Julian Assange and to stop the legal precedent being established of a USA Extradition for a non-USA journalist that exposed USA war crimes. Everyone from any nation can sign this petition, the legal precedent outcome of this case will directly affect every citizen of the world.

This Petition Demands:

  • No USA Extradition of Julian Assange and drop the case.
  • Immediately allow Julian Assange to walk out of prison as a free person.

This case is politically motivated. Julian Assange is being tortured in London because he published 100% factual information that revealed USA war crimes. The war crimes that Julian Assange’s publications revealed and included: The identification and deliberate slaughtering of persons known to be providing first aid to innocent civilians that were shot by the USA military. The evidence also includes the slaughtering of Reuters journalists, the slaughtering of innocent civilians and the severe injuring of young children by the USA military. Click Here to see it for yourself

This petition is the largest petition in history to have been presented to the International Criminal Court (The Hague). This petition is the largest in history to have been successfully Tabled (accepted into Parliament) in both houses of the Australian Parliament.

The Prime Minister of Australia Mr Anthony Albanese is a Signatory to this petition. Mr Albanese signed this petition on May 23, 2022, his first day as Prime Minister. 

We are witnessing a perversion of legal process which is, by design mentally/psychologically torturing Julian Assange to death. A British legal process being driven by a foreign power to torture a journalist to death on British soil. Why?

Dec. 3, 2022 “Julian Assange has submitted an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over his extradition to the US.” Source: SBS News

On March 14, 2022 the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal against extradition. This decision followed on from a January 24, 2022 decision where Julian Assange was granted permission by the British courts to have the Supreme Court hear an appeal (on the grounds of public interest) the decision made on December 10, 2021 (World Human Right Day).

The December 10, 2021 decision was the High Court in London ruled against the interests of International Human Rights and ruled in favour of the USA Government to Extradite Julian Assange for 175 years of torture. Effectively reversing our victory on January 4, 2021 in the District Court not to extradite Julian Assange.

This is a clear and present destruction of British legal sovereignty as it is being perverted by a foreign power. In this case the plaintiff allegedly planning to kidnap and murder the defendant on British soil, then steal all the defendants privileged and private legal documents, spy and record all private/confidential defense case legal interactions, allow the inclusion in the case of declared fraudulent evidence by a prosecution key witness, not allow the defendant to properly plan his case, psychologically torture the defendant, not allow the public to see the defendant even in a public hearing.

Mr Julian Assange has broken no British laws. Mr Assange has Broken no Australian Laws (former Sen. George Brandis now Australian High Commissioner to Britain) “As far as I can see he (Assange) hasn’t broken any Australian law.” 

This petition invites everybody from every nation to sign and join this critically important campaign to Free Julian Assange and return him to the love of his family.

Further, this petition will drive to prosecute the alleged complicit “public officers” of the UK, Sweden, Ecuador and Australia that allegedly together manifested a situation that deliberately and by design subjected Julian Assange to psychological torture.

The process of delivery of psychological torture to Julian Assange continues to this very moment, even though public statements by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture determined that Julian Assange was being subjected to cruel and degrading treatment that resulted in case of verified psychological torture as determined by implementation of the Internationally recognised Istanbul Protocol .

The verification of the psychological torturing of Julian Assange (which continues to this day Jan. 13, 2023), was determined by a team of medical experts in this field that function through the United Nations and its Office of the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture.

On August 10, 2021 we delivered this petition at 619,900+ signatures to the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Mr Karim Asad Ahmad Khan.  Together with the 570,000+ signatories petitioning of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on January 15, 2021. We resubmitted because the Chief Prosecutor had changed since our first submission.

This petition represents the largest petition ever presented to the ICC since it’s inception. This petition has delivered a request for escalation of request of petition notices (Ref. Doc. Aug. 5, 2020 Notice 1 & Aug. 27, 2020 Notice 2) to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. (Scroll down to see the script copy of this document pasted at the foot of welcome page).

Verified instances of psychological/mental torture is determined by the International Criminal Court (ICC), as constituting a “crime against humanity”.

We the signatories consider it of international significance, because we allege that state sponsored psychological torture has been administered to Mr Julian Assange and continued in spite of official determination and notification by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.

Julian Assange is a journalist that published whistle-blower sourced evidence that revealed systemic governmental criminality including clear and obvious war crimes.

The deliberate targeting of persons known and identified as providing first aid to the wounded and then ordering their slaughter is an undeniable war crime.

To then subject the journalist that revealed those war crimes to psychological torture is a crime against humanity. We allege that the psychological torturing of Julian Assange is being delivered by public officers of ratified nations to the 1997 Rome Convention to the ICC.

If we allow Julian Assange (multi-awarded journalist) who is not a USA citizen and who was not in the USA when he published news to be extradited to the USA to face 175 years imprisonment and possible execution, then we no longer live in a democratic societyTo allow Julian Assange to be extradited for his publishing in the public interest would place every woman, child and man in western society under USA extraterritorial authoritarian rule.

History proves that this always leads to the next brutal dictatorship which will assassinate, execute or permanently silence any person that publishes evidence that exposes the “authorities” criminality.

Feb. 10, 2020 this petition was Tabled in the House of Representatives(Lower House) of the Australian Parliament, by Andrew Wilkie MP (Independent).

Together with the Tabling in the Australian Senate (Upper House) of the Australian Parliament by Senator Peter Whish-Wilson (Greens) on November 12, 2019.

It is considered unprecedented to have a petition now covering the entire Australian Parliament as it has been individually Tabled in both houses of the Australian parliament. We are a massive force now and exercising that people power to the MAXIMUM. We demand direct senior Ministerial intervention to stop the torturing of Julian Assange and to prevent a continuation of this travesty and clear perversion of legal process. We demand Julian Assange be immediately freed.

See and hear the (former) Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Barnaby (LNP) Joyce making a speech in the Australian Parliament that he supports our campaign to free Julian Assange.

December 14, 2021 Deputy Prime Minister of Australia at that time Mr Barnaby Joyce (LNP) reconfirmed his support for our campaign to Free Julian Assange and Stop the USA Extradition precedent being establish that will destroy Australian Sovereignty.

Hear Julian Hill MP (Labor) Feb. 26, 2020 “BRING JULIAN ASSANGE HOME. You may like him, dislike him, agree with him or not — that doesn’t matter.
Julian Assange is an Australian, entitled to protection by his government from the death penalty and torture.”

See George Christensen (former MP LNP) on Feb. 7, 2020 on Assange in the Australian Parliament.

Bridget Archer MP (LNP), “Liberal MPs support calls for Australian government to seek Julian Assange’s return”.

Rebekha Sharkie MP + Rex Partick Senator + Stirling Griff Senator (Centre Alliance Party) all are members or supporers of the “Bring Assange Home Parliamentary Group)

Jason Falinski MP (LNP)  “Liberal MPs support calls for Australian government to seek Julian Assange’s return”.

Headline from the Australian Parliament’s official website:
A petition is basically a request for action. The right to petition Federal Parliament has been one of the rights of citizens since federation, and it is the ONLY way an individual can directly place grievances before the Parliament.”

The Petitioner and on behalf of Signatories is now exercising that right.
By carefully following these petitioned demands legitimate grievances will be resolved.

This Petition Demands:
No USA Extradition of Julian Assange
Freedom for Julian Assange

The Australian government is hereby instructed that they are tofacilitate the granting of freedom to Julian Assange so that he may walk out of torture and be free to go wherever he wishes.

The Albanese led Labor government is instructed to follow previous Australian government policy procedure where in extenuating circumstances the Prime Minister will intervene and make high level representations to their Ministerial counterparts in jurisdictions where an Australian’s human rights are being violated. This standard procedure was witnessed in the intervention by the then Prime Minister John Howard after Barnaby Joyce’s raising of the matter concerning “Habeas Corpus”in relation toDavid Hicks.

The same occurred when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull intervening at the March 2018 ASEAN meeting when he and his team raisedthe matter of James Ricketson with Hun Sen of Cambodia (Ricketson had been detained on “Espionage” charges). So to be clear it is standard practice and procedure that an Australian Prime Minister directly intervenes in situations of exceptional circumstance as was the case with David Hicks, James Ricketson and is the case with Julian Assange. Why shouldn’t Julian Assange receive the same level of involvement by the Prime Minister and or Foreign Minister as others have received in similar situations.

“Julian Assange has suffered enough. It’s time to end this geopolitical madness. The man’s an Australian. He’s not an American. He wasn’t in the US when he spoke out about war crimes. Put simply, he must be allowed to return to Australia.” Andrew Wilkie MP & Co Chair of the “Bring Assange Home” Australian parliamentary group.

On 28 January 2020: “News from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe –Comprising 324 parliamentarians from the 47 countries of the Council of Europe , speaking for 830 million Europeans The @CoE Assembly, in a resolution on media freedom, declares that the detention and prosecution of @wikileaks founder Julian #Assange “sets a dangerous precedent for journalists” and calls for his prompt release”. The full resolution:

On February 8 2020. Listen to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Cruel and Degrading Treatment, who extensively investigated the Assange case states that the evidence against Julian Assange has been “Fabricated”

Julian Assange is an Australian Citizen and as such it is the fundamental responsibility of the Australian Government to protect and ensure his human rights are not violated and to this end the Australian Government has failed. It can also be stated that the Australian Government to date has been silently complicit in the psychological torture of Mr Julian Assange.

Julian Assange is an Australian citizen and journalist who is currently a political prisoner in London. He is facing extradition to the USA to face 175 years imprisonment and possible execution for publishing news material that was in the public interest. The information contained in his publications were not sourced by him, but rather were delivered to him by whistleblowers.

Whistleblower-sourced information is the usual occupational practice of an investigative journalist in a functioning democracy. This case highlights clear human rights abuses of Julian Assange, serious perversions of justice and a direct attack on the very fabric of democracy across western democracies.

Further, in light of the concerning deterioration of Julian Assange’s state of health and with Covid19 already causing the death of other prisoners in Belmarsh (HMP) Prison, politicians who may be perceived as “somewhat” responsible should seriously consider how citizens would react if Julian Assange was to die in prison or be viewed shuffling in shackles in an orange fashioned Guantanamo torture jumpsuit. Responsible politicians would be best advised to deal with this matter via this legal and peaceful petitioned action and this petition provides that platform for praise and endorsement.

We support responsible politicians doing the right thing and winning political points from 92% of Australians as per (60 Minutes Australia) polling that want the Australian Government to intervene and Bring Assange Home. Yes 92% is across the political spectrum.

We agree nobody is above the law. As Jeremy Hunt MP wished we will “stand together to make it an international taboo, of the highest order to murder, arrest or detain journalists just for doing their job”. (Jeremy Hunt April 6, 2019).

Thank you.
Phillip Adams, The Petitioner


Read more detail below on this petition’s Submission of the largest ever petitioning of the International Criminal Court. 619,000 signatory strong petition delivered to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court’s  (The Hague). On August 10, 2021 as well as on January 15 , 2021 to request an escalation of preliminary investigation request, with reference to Notice 1 Aug. 5, 2020 and Notice 2, August 27, 2020. We resubmitted to the ICC because the Chief Prosecutor changed around June/July, 2021.


Petition Delivery: International Criminal Court, The Hague
619,900 signatories August 10, 2021

Petition To: 
Chief Prosecutor Mr Karim Asad Ahmad Khan                                                             International Criminal Court: The Hague                                                                      

Petition To:
Deputy Prosecutor Mr James Stewart                                                                           International Criminal Court: The Hague

Dear Mr Karim Asad Ahmad Khan,

We deliver this 619,900-signature petition in accordance with International Criminal Court (ICC) protocols to request that the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) immediately escalate to a preliminary investigation into alleged crimes against humanity by Public Officers of ratified nations to the 1997 Rome Convention.

Mr Julian Assange (Former Editor in Chief of Wikileaks) published evidence of war crimes and we allege that as a direct consequence of his publishing in the public interest that some Public Officers of the United Kingdom, Ecuador, Sweden, and Australia have been subjected Mr Julian Assange to cruel and degrading treatment amounting to psychological torture which is a crime against humanity as per ICC classification.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture made public statement on May 31, 2019 (appendix. 1)  that “Mr Assange has been exposed to various forms of cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment that cumulatively have the same effect as psychological torture”. We allege that some Public Officers of the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden and Ecuador have worked together to deliver cruel and degrading treatment amounting to psychological torture in breach of international law.

Signatories to this 619,900 strong petition as well as the UN Special Rapporteur and countless others from around the world have repeatedly raised this serious matter with responsible Public Officers in accordance with due process. We have adhered to peaceful activism and have followed the spirit and ethos of the institution of the International Criminal Court and to date we have only witnessed a continuation of the cruel and degrading treatment amounting to psychological torture that now instruct falls under the jurisdiction of the ICC.

We now call on the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as per administrative protocols to escalate requests for preliminary investigation pertained in this petition submission together with Petition Submission January 15, 2021, Petition Notice documents 1 delivered to the OTP on August 5, 2020, Petition and Notice 2 delivered to the OTP on August 27, 2020. (See Appendix A, 7 & 8).

To torture a publisher for exposing war crimes is a crime against humanity. The International Criminal Court was formed as a peaceful legal pathway to investigate and prosecute international crimes that it has been notified of and which are being perpetrated despite repeated notification over an extended period of time. We now call on the Chief Prosecutor to investigate the actions of Public Officers that have and are continuing to perpetuate psychological torture on a publisher/journalist/Australian Citizen who published evidence of war crimes.

Yours Sincerely
Phillip Adams
Australian Citizen and Petitioner

Appendix 1: United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel and Degrading Treatment Reference:

Appendix 2: Preamble to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Reference:

“Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,… “

“Article 5: of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

Appendix 3: Reference:

Appendix 4: Reference Petition Notice 37, 38, 39, 40, 41

Appendix 5: Petition Official Tabling in the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Australia and accepted into official Australian Parliamentary Hansard

Appendix 6: Petition Official Tabling in the Senate of the Parliament of Australia and accepted into official Australian Parliamentary Hansard

Appendix 7: Petition Notice 1. Delivered to the OTP of the ICC August 5, 2020

Appendix 8: Petition Notice 2 Delivered to the OTP of the ICC August 27, 2020