Friends call Julian Assange imprisonment ‘outrageous’ at bike protest | EUROtoday

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Friends of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have known as his ongoing jail detention “outrageous” after holding bike protest in his title.

Former British ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray mentioned campaigners “will never stop fighting” for his freedom outdoors the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Saturday.

He was joined by round 40 bike riders who had earlier set off from Belmarsh Prison earlier than passing by way of a number of main London landmarks, together with the Cutty Sark and Tower of London.

The riders introduced Mr Murray with the Walkley Award, an Australian award gained by Assange for excellence in journalism.

Signs and yellow ribbons calling for launch have been put up outdoors the courts.

Assange has been held within the jail for greater than 4 years as he fights efforts by the United States authorities to extradite him.

He fears spending the remainder of his life in jail if he’s despatched to the US.

One man got here dressed to the protest because the grim reaper, with an indication that learn “RIP British Justice, 1215-2021”.

Murray mentioned in a brief speech: “The United States claim the ability to take any citizen of any country from any country around the world for the breaking their laws. That is simply outrageous.”

He added that Australia was “absolutely behind Julian and the desire to bring their citizen home”.