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Germany: Assange supporters decry whistleblower's sentence at Berlin rally

Germany, Berlin
May 02, 2019 at 14:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Activists supporting WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange staged a rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Thursday. The protest was organised by the pan-European DiEM25 party. A number of prominent politicians and artists joined the event.

"As long as Julian Assange is in prison...our basic foundation of democracy is in prison as well, namely the freedom of speech and the freedom of press,” said Srecko Horvat, DiEM25 party co-founder.

The rally took place as Julian Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a court in London on Wednesday for violating bail conditions.

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Activists supporting WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange staged a rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Thursday. The protest was organised by the pan-European DiEM25 party. A number of prominent politicians and artists joined the event.

"As long as Julian Assange is in prison...our basic foundation of democracy is in prison as well, namely the freedom of speech and the freedom of press,” said Srecko Horvat, DiEM25 party co-founder.

The rally took place as Julian Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a court in London on Wednesday for violating bail conditions.

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