Cheryl is a member of the Julian Assange Defence Committee.
Sputnik: Can you tell me which organisation you are with?
Cheryl: I am with the Julian Assange Defence Committee. We were the original people who stood outside the Ecuadorian Embassy. Some of us stood there from day one for six years. I joined them in January . After he was pulled out of the embassy on 11 April, we transformed into the Julian Assange Defence Committee and we are still campaigning for his freedom.
Sputnik: Given the recent updates that UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid wants to extradite him to the US, what is the Defence Committee doing now to step up the pressure on the UK government?
Cheryl: Well, we have been meeting more regularly. We have been doing group work; we have been doing local work. We have been opening up a broader website on Facebook; we have a bigger presence on Facebook. We have some people doing more posters.
So we are stepping up because we realise that there is no fourth estate in this country anymore; we realise that we have got to do it all. We just need to tell more people, because a lot of people don’t know. I mean just look at the crowd here: there are 58 million people in this country and these are the only people that are here, which tells you [about] the level of ignorance or the good job that the fake media has done on people.
And so we even have a special group that answers all the lies, responds to all the lies in a very professional way in an effort to clear the name of this international hero and most important person of the 21st century. This is our task, because rights are being taken away, and we are going to see the end of investigative journalism if we don’t work faster.