Inspired by Kevin Gosztola’s recent video asking supporters to take up a role in demanding a better video and audio connection for reporters during Julian’s hearing, we have composed a list complaint lines to the different elements of the UK courts and prison system.
There have been consistent issues during Julian’s time in Belmarsh with the courts improper handling of their phone systems which allow anyone to call in and observe the court proceedings live.
Please join us for the rest of this month in contacting different elements of the UK legal system demanding that journalists and the public be given proper access to Julian’s court proceedings.
Sample Letter (It is always best to write your own)Hello,
I am reaching out to you today because Julian Assange is a political prison being detained within Her Majesty’s Prison Belmarsh for nearly 500 days, and has been held without charge since June 24th, 2020. The UK courts/prisons must take immediate action to ensure the proper technology and staff levels are met to guarantee journalists and the general public can have access to his hearing via phone and video connection.
On August 14th, 2020 Julian Assange appeared in court, but the journalists and members of the public calling in to observe the trial were improperly connect to a different courtroom entirely. This caused those members of the public to be able to hear or report first-hand on this high-profile rendition.
Mr. Assange’s trial is one of the most defining legal battles of our century and the UK courts/prisons has failed to ensure the public can witness adequately. This must change immediately and we demand a statement be issued immediately to correct this further injustice in the UK’s legal system.