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Write to Julian, Chelsea and the other peace prisoners

Doctors fear for Assange's health

1 December is Prisoners for Peace Day, when activists are encouraged to write to people imprisoned around the world for refusing to fight or for campaigning against war.

This year, we have highlighted the imprisonment of US military whistleblower Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

At risk

As we went to press, there were reports that Julian Assange’s health was deteriorating rapidly.

More than 60 doctors wrote an open letter expressing their fear that Julian’s health was so bad that he could die in prison.

Noam Chomsky said: ‘Assange basically is being murdered by the British government.’

Julian is fighting extradition to the US where he faces up to 175 years in prison for charges under the Espionage Act for his investigative journalism.

Meanwhile, Chelsea Manning has daily $1,000 fines as she remains in prison for refusing to give evidence against Julian.

Please write to Chelsea Manning (only using white paper/envelope):
Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, A0181426, William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center, 2001 Mill Road Alexandria, VA 22314, USA.
(No cards, postcards, photocopies, books, magazines or cash allowed, and no decorations on the envelope!)
Donations and more info: www.xychelsea.is, www.tinyurl.com/chelsealegal.
Please also write (only ‘a short personal note’) to Julian Assange:
Mr Julian Assange,
DOB: 3/07/1971, HMP Belmarsh, Western Way, London SE28 0EB.
(You must include your full name and address on the back of the envelope. No cards or postcards.)
You can get a list of peace prisoners’ names and addresses from
War Resisters International:
www.wri-irg.org/en/inprison

Topics: Prison
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