I wanted to draw attention to this letter I have written to William Hague about the UK government's treatment of Julian Assange.
I believe this is a very serious issue that affects us all in relation to free speech and speaking out against corruption and injustice. If they can
do this to one man then they have the power to do it to anybody.
I am most disgusted and upset with the utter lack of humanity being shown by the UK government toward Mr Assange. It is most brutal.
I also believe that the charges against him are trumped up, just like they did to many other men in powerful places in recent years if for some reason
they dare to show any kind of dissent in their professions.
I would urge everybody to start to speak out against injustices and bad behaviour by authorities and governments in this world. It is the ONLY way to
change things. Just writing on ATS will not change anything. Only active participation and communication with the authorities to tell them what we
think about their behaviour will change anything. I still believe that the more pressure they are under from the general public the better chance we
have of maintaining humanity and dignity in civil matters.
Thanks for your time and here is the letter:
"To The Rt Hon. William Hague MP.
Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
I am writing to protest in the very strongest terms about the government's treatment of Julian Assange. The behaviour of the British Authorities in
this case has been most shocking and upsetting to witness.
As it stands Mr Assange is not a criminal. He has not been tried or convicted of any crime yet the government is treating him no better than it would
a criminal or terrorist.
It is my own belief that Mr Assange has actually committed no crime, not even in Sweden.
I think you need to be made aware that more and more people are seeing through the media illusions. It appears that any time the authorities are
displeased with the performance of prolific men they can trump up allegations and splash them all over the world media without any consideration for
justice or truth.
The bully boy tactics of the police at the Ecuador Embassy in London disgusts me. Watching the footage earlier they looked no better than SS Officers
in Nazi Germany.
I am deeply concerned about this. I think you should be, too and all men and women who are prolific in politics and media. One day it could even be
you, my friend, if you displease "them" with your performance or say the wrong thing. Are you happy with those kinds of threats hanging over you? Is
that the right way to conduct ourselves?
I am absolutely ashamed to be living in the UK right now. I find that even I am bullied, ostracized and isolated because of my views and beliefs.
I ask you in the strongest terms to conduct this whole affair with more dignity and humanity because the whole world is watching you and the UK
government right now.
I wish you well and thank you for your time and hope the UK can learn not to be such a brutal country in its dealings with those who speak out about
injustice in our world.
edit on 17-8-2012 by Revolution9 because: spelling
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