Signatories to the appeal embody former vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, former vice chairman of the European Commission Gunter Verheugen and various former federal ministers.
It says that the continued detention of the 48-year-old in Belmarsh prison in London was a “serious violation” of fundamental human rights, regardless of his “critical state of health”.
Assange is awaiting an extradition listening to on behalf of the United States over the actions of WikiLeaks.
The German appeal, which is supported by Reporters Without Borders Germany, in addition to members of Amnesty International, Transparency International, the German Journalists’ Union (dju), the Whistleblower Network and the writers’ affiliation PEN-Germany, calls on the British Government to “release Julian Assange from prison instantly in order that he can get better below specialist medical supervision and train his fundamental rights with out hindrance”.
The transfer follows a gathering organised by the charity Humanade in London, attended by tons of of individuals, together with professor Nils Melzer, UN particular rapporteur on torture, who has warned that Assange is being denied authorized rights and is being subjected to psychological torture that might value him his life.