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Issue #1923      July 13, 2020

REPORT: Happy Birthday Julian Assange

No to US extradition

Around the world supporters of Julian Assange gathered for his birthday on 3rd July, when he turned forty-nine years old, to wish him the best of health, for an end to legal proceedings to extradite him to the United States from the United Kingdom, and his return to Australia. In Perth several members of the Communist Party of Australia (WA Branch) joined other activists calling for the release of Julian Assange from Hindmarsh Prison in England where he awaits extradition proceedings to the US. He faces indictment on eighteen counts of violating their Espionage Act for his alleged role as leader of Wikileaks, in obtaining and publishing secret, yet embarrassing and compromising military and diplomatic documents in 2010.

His counsel maintains the US charges of espionage and computer misuse are politically motivated and an abuse of authority.

The rally encouraged support of passers-by at the Elizabeth Quay with chants of, “Only one decision – No extradition,” “No crime to be a journalist,” and “Free Free Julian Assange – bring Assange back to Australia.”

The Communist Party of Australia joins the global calls for the end of extradition proceedings against Julian Assange and for his return to Australia without charge.

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