Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby
It was good to see such a good turnout (over 300) at the Ngara Justice for Julian event in Mullumbimby last Sunday. Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton, and human rights campaigner, Ciaron O’Reilly, were the key speakers.
An Australian citizen, Assange, faces extradition to the United States from a British Court. What a legal precedent this is creating in the undermining of free speech!
These local events are part of a developing movement to gather support for Assange who is locked up in the UK Belmarsh high security prison.
A group of 60 UK doctors recently wrote an open letter saying Assange’s health is so bad they fear he will die in prison. At the very least Julian Assange should be brought back to Australia.
Australians who are concerned for Julian Assange, and the principles of free speech, are being urged to write to their politicians asking for high level intervention.
There is a change.org petition to the prime minister and foreign minister, Marise Payne to help free Julian Assange and stop the USA extradition. Add your name if you care about free speech.