Supporters of jailed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have demanded his liberty on World Press Freedom Day.
A protest was held in Assange's homeland Australia outside the Sidney headquarters of Channel 7 news.
— Karyn H⏳🍀 (@H11Karyn) May 3, 2021
Australian MP Andrew Wilkie repeated his call for his countryman to be set free, insisting that "Journalism is not a crime & no one should be punished for doing the right thing".
— Andrew Wilkie MP (@WilkieMP) May 3, 2021
The Assange Defence Committee urged others to pressure US Presidnet Joe Biden to drop the charges, which stem from Wikileaks publication of evidence of war crimes from Pentagon whistle-blower Chelsea Manning.
— Assange Defense (@DefenseAssange) May 2, 2021
— Seth Clark Silberman (@sethclark) May 3, 2021
Another made the same point to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
— NinaCross (@NinaCross21) May 3, 2021
And another called on European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to put her money where her mouth was.
— Pat #Resist #JoinAUnion (@Patinahat2) May 3, 2021