'Democracy Dies If Wikileaks Loses'.Julian Assange's Barrister Jen Robinson on Punishment by Process




Published on Aug 27, 2022

Jen Robinson: Julian Assange's barrister on 'punishment by process' & this week's barrister strikes
Julian Assange's Barrister Jen Robinson, Democracy Dies If Wikileaks Loses
Jennifer Robinson, barrister for Julian Assange, explains why barristers are going on strike.


Press Gazette – US informants were not harmed by Wikileaks. Jennifer Robinson discusses Chelsea Manning, how Julian Assange’s case is moving forward now, and how Julian is coping in prison. Similarities of the Dreyfuss Case to Julian’s. Jennifer Robinson on how secret services are spying on lawyers and journalists, and the important impact Wikileaks has had for peace and democracy in bringing Governments to account. Australian PM dismisses calls to demand US drops prosecution of Assange Anthony Albanese refused to say whether he had discussed the case with President Joe Biden after the UK ordered the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition. The WikiLeaks co-founder is wanted by the US on 18 counts, including a spying accusation, after his organisation published confidential military records and diplomatic cables. If convicted of breaching the Espionage Act, Assange faces up to 175 years in jail. Julian Assange speaking from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embaJulian Assange speaking from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2017 (Dominic Lipinski/PA) / PA Wire Following the Home Secretary Priti Patel’s signing of an order to extradite Mr Assange to the US on Friday, reports emerged in Australian media that the newly elected Albanese government was lobbying its US counterparts behind the scenes to have him freed. In a statement, the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was continuing to provide consular assistance to Assange, but could not intervene. It also added that Assange’s case had “dragged on for too long and that it should be brought to a close”. On Monday, Australia’s immigration minister Andrew Giles said Mr Albanese had “made clear that enough was enough for Julian Assange and the treatment that he had been subjected to” in the case. The Australian has spent more than three years in prison after spending years in the Ecuadorian embassy, where he had been living since 2012. Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer for Assange, told a press conference in London on Friday his legal team would be appealing against Ms Patel’s decision to grant his extradition.


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