Archive for May, 2022



17th May 2022

Dear Priti Patel,


Potentially, this could be your finest hour!


You are on the brink of making a monumental decision that will affect so many people and the way they live their lives and the freedoms they enjoy.


Both nationally and internationally the ramifications, of your decision could have potentially very serious and far-reaching consequences.


Journalism is under threat of oppression by the state.

The right to investigate and expose the truth is in danger of being outlawed. The right for freedom of expression, freedom to print and publish and expose the truth – without fear or favor – are all at risk.


Journalists cannot work in an atmosphere of fear and potential threat of being imprisoned, this is not how a democratic country operates.


Priti Patel, so much is at stake here, the very fabric of our society and the way it functions.  


Julian Assange has been held in Britain’s No1 Maximum Security Prison for over 3 years.

Tell us, Priti Patel, what are the charges the UK government has on Julian Assange????

We say none.


It is purely politically motivated by the US and their desire to charge Julian Assange under the Espionage Act of the US, for revealing war crimes.


For exposing the shameful truth.


When we watch the Iraq War logs, we are witnesses to cold blooded murder, openly sanctioned by the US government.

Julian Assange was acquitted of all charges relating to the Swedish Judiciary.


There is no crime he is guilty of under UK law.

Julian Assange has suffered unimaginable pain and anguish during his time of incarceration.

His wife, children and family have suffered equally, for no good reason.


We beseech you Priti Patel, to be brave, do the right thing by history and your country, and stop the extradition of Julian Assange.

We will support you; we will applaud you, and we will laud you!!!


Help us to feel proud again to be British!


Give us hope Priti Patel, make the right decision and free Julian Assange back to his family


History will look kindly upon you for standing up to the might of the US and for giving us back our grace and dignity.


Above all we must celebrate that TRUTH IS IMPORTANT.


If you miss this opportunity to do the right thing, then the consequences are far reaching and will not be able to be undone.


You will commit Julian Assange to life imprisonment away from all those that love him dearly.


Please Priti Patel, on all that is decent and good,




We will pray that you find the courage, strength and support to help

You make the right decision.


Maria Gallastegui

On behalf of the Peace Strike Campaign

17th May 2022


Statement on Julian Assange Belmarsh Prison 12th May 2022

Statement in support of Julian Assange, who is being held as a prisoner but is not charged with any crime in the UK.


Julian Assange has been in Belmarsh Maximum Security Prison for over 3 years without charge. He has been accused by the US government of Espionage, but has not been charged with any crime in the UK. Despite this, he remains incarcerated while the US has sought his extradition.

Julian Assange’s so-called crime was to publish records of war crimes leaked to him from Whistleblowers who shone a spotlight on US operations and the reality of the ‘war on terror’. Most infamously, this uncovered the ‘collateral damage’ footage of US drone operators knowingly and mercilessly killing innocent civilians, children and war journalists.

The UK Government must think very carefully before making the final decision to extradite Julian Assange to the US.

Journalists, speak up for Julian Assange ( ) state:

” In a democracy, journalists can reveal war crimes and cases of torture and abuse without having to go to jail. It is the very role of the press in a democracy. If governments can use espionage laws against journalists and publishers, they are deprived of their most important and traditional defense – of acting in the public interest – which does not apply under the Espionage Act.”

To allow the extradition of Julian Assange directly threatens the freedom to express and print – without fear or favour – affecting journalists in their duty to investigate and expose the truth.

The extradition would send a chilling message to journalists and others gathering evidence to investigate war crimes. It threatens initiatives that seek to see justice for civilians unwillingly caught up in conflict.

The sad irony is that the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the US States is to Protect Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press.

That’s exactly what Julian Assange was doing !!



We publicly urge Priti Patel, Home Secretary, to disallow the extradition and free Julian Assange back to his wife and family.


History will thank you!

Yours Sincerely,

The Hole in the Wall Gang.

Date 12th May 2022