Stella Assange’s participation in the Millennium Festival is a testament to her determination to raise awareness of the plight of Julian Assange. Her commitment to press freedom and the protection of whistleblowers is of crucial importance in the current context where freedom of expression and access to free, critical and sustainable information are under threat.

In 2012, Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden. For seven years, Stella Assange lived with him in the embassy, fighting for his cause and raising their children. In 2019, Ecuador revoked Assange’s asylum and allowed British police to arrest him. Since then, Stella Assange has continued to fight for his release and to prevent his extradition to the United States, where he is accused of espionage and violating the Espionage Act.

Her exceptional presence at the Festival is a testament to her fight for the release of Julian Assange. Stella Assange is an inspiring example of courage and determination in the defence of human rights and freedom of expression. Her appearance at the festival is an opportunity for her to share her story and to draw attention to a cause that concerns us all!

Her participation in the Millennium Festival is another example of her unwavering commitment to the defence of sustainable information, freedom of expression and human rights.

She will be speaking at the festival to share with you the issues of freedom of expression and human rights in the current context of widespread control.

Ithaka: 31 March at 19:00 at the Vendôme


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