DN! “Julian Is Suffering”: Family of Assange and Chris Hedges in NYC on Assange

Julian Is Suffering”: Family of WikiLeaks Founder Assange in U.S. to Demand His Release from Prison

Chris Hedges at Home Run for Julian NYC

Note: Julian Assange’s father and brother will be in the Twin Cities Monday, September 21, 2021  Click for details.

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DN! The U.S. State Department is pushing to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain, where Biden is now meeting with leaders during the G7 summit. A U.K. judge blocked Assange’s extradition in January, citing serious mental health concerns. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if brought to the U.S., where he was indicted for violations of the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. We speak with Assange’s father and half-brother, who are on a tour of the United States to advocate for his release. “The G7 meeting is based upon values, and yet they have, just a few kilometers down the road, a foremost journalist in jail,” says John Shipton. Assange is a victim of “an abusive process” meant to punish him for his journalism, adds Gabriel Shipton. “The situation there is really dire, and Julian is suffering inside that prison.”


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