Posted on 30th August 2012 by admin
"The global public owes people like Assange and courageous whistleblowers', such as the U.S. Private First Class Bradley Manning, access to previously undisclosed information. ... "
Bundestag Sevim Dagdelen visited Julian Assange in London
The Member of the German Bundestag and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag, Sevim Dagdelen visited, on Sunday (September 2) in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Julian Assange. With Sevim Dagdelen it is the first visit of a member of Parliament.
Assange, founder of the WikiLeaks revelations and international awards for his commitment to the fight for freedom of expression, press freedom and human rights, is in June in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he was recently granted political asylum. Assange threatened with extradition to Sweden and the UK to the USA, where you expect him life imprisonment or even the death penalty.
Dagdelen wants to talk with Assange on the current situation and are looking for ways to jointly as a parliamentarian from the diplomatic crisis.
The spokesperson of the Die Linke. International Relations:
"I am very pleased to meet with Julian Assange. The global public owes people like Assange and courageous whistleblowers', such as the U.S. Private First Class Bradley Manning, access to previously undisclosed information.
I welcome the publication of secret U.S. documents that brought the U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan to light. Therefore, I strongly support the nomination for brave, whistleblowers' as the top U.S. Private Bradley Manning as well as for Julian Assange for the Nobel Peace Prize. "
Dagdelen sees her visit as a response to the failures or the one-sided bias in the federal government in favor of the British government, and concludes:
"To me, those are not in court, reveal the war crimes, but those who commit war crimes and responsibility. The threat of the British authorities to enter the Ecuadorian embassy by force if necessary, to arrest Assange has made me very upset.
It is scary enough, how to deal with the right to free speech and freedom of the press. Now, however, a threat of international conflict with the Latin American countries. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, I feel a special obligation to do everything for a diplomatic and human rights-preserving solution to the conflict and to preserve a people from torture, unfair life imprisonment or even death. All of this could be seriously jeopardized if Assange was extradited to the U.S.. This clearly demonstrates the Bradley Manning case. "
The meeting between Sevim Dagdelen and Mr. Julian Assange will be held on 09.02.2012 at 11:00 o `clock in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Subsequently, Ms. Dagdelen will turn at 12:00 clock in front of the embassy with a statement to the representatives of the media.