‘Wish You Were Here’: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters to stage Assange rally outside UK Home Office
WikiLeaks tweeted that the Pink Floyd frontman will play the iconic number at the central London event, which will also see award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger speak “in solidarity with Britain’s political prisoner.”
Waters is a vocal supporter of Assange, and said he was “ashamed to be an Englishman” after the UK arrested the whistleblower in April. He has used his concerts to draw attention to Assange’s case, and recently took aim at Twitter, calling it “Big Brother” after it suspended a prominent account supporting the WikiLeaks founder.Also on rt.com Roger Waters brands Twitter ‘thought police’ for suspending Assange support account (VIDEO)
Assange has been imprisoned in Belmarsh Prison in London since he was arrested for violating bail conditions following his removal from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, after almost seven years living in asylum there. He faces extradition to the US where he is accused of ‘conspiracy to commit computer intrusion’ for allegedly trying to help whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who leaked a huge tranche of US war logs and cables to WikiLeaks, which revealed shocking details about foreign policy and civilian casualties.
Pilger recently visited Assange in prison and reported he is being psychologically tortured and is isolated and not allowed to have phone calls with his parents.Also on rt.com ‘His psychological torture is unabated’: John Pilger reveals Assange prison conditions
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