In a compelling move to garner support against the potential extradition of Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange to the United States, the “Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign” is set to launch an innovative virtual political rally within the metaverse.
- “Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign” launches metaverse virtual rally against Julian Assange’s U.S. extradition.
- Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, faces potential 175-year prison term for leaking classified info.
- Virtual event on Aug. 26th to feature speeches by Assange’s family, WikiLeaks co-founder, and prominent guests
Julian Assange remains confined within London’s Belmarsh Prison since April 2019. He is currently engaged in an ongoing legal battle to resist his extradition to the U.S. This extradition further leads to a sentence of up to 175 years in prison. The charges against him center around allegations of espionage. This stems from his role in disclosing classified information that unveiled misconduct by U.S. agencies in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The notable establishment of WikiLeaks, renowned for releasing sensitive and classified data to illuminate governmental misdeeds, has painted Assange as a prime target for various agencies, particularly those in the United States.
Championed by Assange himself and his family, the Julian Assange campaign has devised a strategic approach to rally support through a virtual political event. Furthermore, this initiative comes after the exhaustion of his last appeal against extradition in June, a plea dismissed by the United Kingdom’s court.
The Rally In Wistaverse
The slated virtual gathering happens on August 26th in the domain of Wistaverse. Wistaverse, situated within The Sandbox ecosystem on the Polygon blockchain, offers a platform for events of this nature. The key focal point of the event will be speeches by integral figures such as Stella Assange, Julian Assange’s spouse, and Kristinn Hrafnsson, a co-founder and the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks.
Additionally, the lineup features distinguished guests. This includes former leader of the UK’s Labour Party, British politician Jeremy Corbyn. Moreover, these speakers will present themselves as avatars within the virtual space or display their prerecorded segments on screens.
The convergence of technology and activism in the metaverse enables a creative and immersive channel for rallying against the Assange extradition. As the virtual political rally unfolds, observers eagerly anticipate its impact. This rally shapes the broader conversation concerning Assange’s situation and the principles of press freedom