Dec 28, 2010

Wirtland citizenship for Julian Assange

Government of Wirtland decided to grant Wirtland citizenship to Julian Assange. The official letter from the world's first sovereign cybercountry underlines Mr. Assange's "great accomplishments in changing the public perception of internet and its role in the world's balance of power". Official residence permit was issued in the name of Julian Assange.

Your example has vividly demonstrated how quickly and efficiently the internet can influence real life. While citizenship of a cybercountry may seem merely symbolic today, you know better than anybody else the potential of cyberspace and the role of web social projects in the near future. Wirtland offers our citizenship to show our support to your case, and our appreciation of your achievements," - states the Wirtland's letter to Mr. Assange.

Mr. Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, is currently under house arrest in England pending an extradition hearing. For his work with WikiLeaks, Assange received a number of awards and nominations, including the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award and Readers' Choice for Time magazine's 2010 Person of the Year.

Update added on January 7, 2011:
Breaking News: Wirtland is on the way to producing the new Wirtland Crane coin, which will bear Julian Assange's portrait - to commemorate his witizenship and raise support.
We announce a contest for the best text of inscription for the Assange coin. Please submit proposals as comments here, or email to contest3 (at) wirtland (dot) com. The winner gets the nation-wide praise and coins with his text.

Dec 14, 2010

Wear Wirtland T-Shirt and support release of Assange, Khodorkovsky

You can demonstrate your Witizen identity and at the same time show your support to political victims in other countries. Wirtland's official shop has approved designs for T-shirts "FREE Julian Assange" and "FREE Mikhail Khodorkovsky". Both well-known prisoners are awaiting sentence in their countries. The garments can be purchased with or without the inscription "Wirtland", so you may use them optionally without association with Wirtland. All profit will go to Wirtland's charity fund.