July 24, 2021

“They want to kill Assange because he told the truth”: Roger Waters asks Biden to end this “repulsive” persecution

Published:

13 jun 2021 02:34 GMT

The Pink Floyd co-founder recalls in an interview with RT that “we know for sure” that the journalist “did not commit any crime” and that “all he did was give news.”

Legendary British musician Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd, has urged US President Joe Biden to end the persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

In an interview with RT, Waters explains that if he fights for Assange’s freedom it is because “he is presented as an example: keep your mouth shut or this will happen to you. “” They are trying to kill Julian Assange because he told the truth and he is repulsive, “the musician denounced.

For Waters, “it is interesting that this Democratic president has not yet returned to the Obama Administration’s claim that there was no case […] and that you can’t prosecute Julian Assange, because if you do, then you have to prosecute all publishers who publish any truth that may be inconvenient for you. “

“He did not commit any crime”

The co-founder of Pink Floyd recalled that “we know for sure” that the journalist “did not commit any crime” and that “all he did was give news.”

“If that is a crime, then we should lock up the editorial boards of The New York Times and everyone else,” said the musician, who does not hesitate to emphasize “everything is a complete farce.”

Waters urges Biden and his Administration to drop the charges against Assange, which carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison. “Certainly, has not committed espionage or any crime that can be processed in the US “, he emphasized.

  • Julian Assange, 49, is charged with espionage and hacking charges for the publication since 2010 of hundreds of thousands of pages of secret military documents and diplomatic cables on US activities in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, that were spread by its WikiLeaks leak portal.
  • The activist is currently incarcerated in the maximum security prison in Belmarsh (United Kingdom). He was detained in April 2019 at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, after the Government of Lenín Moreno decided to withdraw his asylum.

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