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Amendment No. 5 | Doc. 15021 | 27 January 2020

Threats to media freedom and journalists’ security in Europe

Signatories: Mr Stefan SCHENNACH, Austria, SOC ; Ms Thorhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR, Iceland, SOC ; Mr Constantinos EFSTATHIOU, Cyprus, SOC ; Mr Kimmo KILJUNEN, Finland, SOC ; Ms Selin SAYEK BÖKE, Turkey, SOC ; Mr Frithjof SCHMIDT, Germany, SOC

Origin - 2020 - First part-session

In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 6.2, insert the following words: "in this respect, consider that the detention and criminal prosecution of Mr Julian Assange sets a dangerous precedent for journalists, and join the recommendation of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment who declared, on 1 November 2019, that Mr Assange's extradition to the United States must be barred and that he must be promptly released."