British musician and activist Roger Waters led a rally in Washington DC on Wednesday to demand that the US halt its attempt to extradite and prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently being held in the UK.
“I am shocked that this extraordinary travesty is happening right under our noses but Julian is still in Belmarsh Prison and still awaiting extradition. […] so the United States government can kill him in private,” the 78-year-old rock legend told the Justice Department.
Waters also expressed concern about the health of Assange, who suffered a stroke in October last year.
“All you can do is keep doing what you’re doing. Never shut up, never stay silent. and has protested on numerous occasions about the situation he finds himself in.
Assange has been accused in the US of releasing hundreds of thousands of pages of secret military documents and confidential diplomatic cables on the North American country’s activities in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which were released by his WikiLeaks portal.
He faces up to 175 years in prison for the charges against him in the United States.