In the United States and around the world, state actors are cracking down on journalists, sources, and publishers in a globally coordinated campaign to disrupt the public’s access to information and shut off their sources of dissent.
A landmark case in this campaign is that of Julian Assange, the publisher who founded WikiLeaks, exposed crimes by the United States government, and now faces 175 years in prison if extradited from the Belmarsh Prison where he is currently held in the United Kingdom.
Inspired by the Russell-Sartre Tribunals of the Vietnam War, the Belmarsh Tribunal brings together a range of expert witnesses - from constitutional lawyers, to acclaimed journalists and human rights defenders - to present evidence of this attack on publishers and to seek justice for the crimes they expose.
The First Amendment — and the life of Julian Assange — are at stake. Join us in person or online.
Philosopher, Co-Founder of DiEM25
Partner of Julian Assange and member of his defense team
Whistleblower, Pentagon Papers
Linguist and Activist
Member of UK Parliament and
Founder of the Peace and Justice Project
Policy Director, Defending Rights and Dissent
Managing Editor of Shadowproof
Civil Rights Attorney
Investigative Journalist, Il Fatto Quotidiano
National Security and Human Rights Attorney
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Lead attorney of Edward Snowden
Human Rights Lawyer, Technology and Society Expert
Lawyer and former CIA employee
Human Rights Attorney
Editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Editorial Director and Publisher
Spokesperson, Solidarity Party of Afghanistan
Executive Director, The Polis Project