Courage Trustee and fashion icon Vivienne Westwood has recorded a video message in support of Julian Assange. Warning that “If Julian steps outside the Embassy the UK will arrest him,” Westwood says, “I appeal to the people of Ecuador to continue to protect Julian.”
See the video here (or on Youtube) and a full transcript below:
“Vivienne Playing Cards. Collect the Cards. Connect the Cards.
I just popped out of my studio near the river Thames into Battersea Park.
Julian Assange is America’s most wanted MAN because he helped to expose American War Crimes. He is a War Hero. For that they want to put him in concrete for 30 years. Julian knew this all along from various statements and emails. But now Trump has admitted it.
Yet Julian has never been charged with a crime. The Swedish allegations had no substance, that’s why they had to drop them.
The UK pretends that Julian jumped bail. This is not true. He’s been given political asylum by BRAVE Ecuador.
If Julian steps outside the Embassy the UK will arrest him. But I don’t think they want to extradite him to Trump. They don’t want to deal with him because he’s popular, despite the press. It’s more convenient for them to just leave him in limbo in the Embassy.
I’m standing on the steps of the Buddhist temple in the park. I’m a Taoist. But I believe that everyone keeps the message of Jesus in their heart – that we should love each another.
And I appeal to the people of Ecuador to continue to protect Julian.
Julian Assange is the most famous victim of human rights abuse in the western world and he is a famous beacon of free speech.
Wikileaks never lies.”