Advocates for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shouldn’t disparage the Australian government as it attempts to secure his release, his mother says.
Julian Assange’s family pleads for unity
Julian Assange’s family wants supporters of the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder to politely advocate for his release, rather than “disparaging” the Australian government.
Endorsing the approach of “quiet diplomacy” and thanking Prime Minister Anthony Albanese for a supportive statement in parliament last week, Mr Assange’s mother Christine called on backers to unite in their support of the government’s efforts to bring her son home.
Mr Assange is facing espionage charges in the US and remains in London’s Belmarsh prison, where he’s been since 2019 while fighting extradition.
Ms Assange asked advocates to “support and not thwart or disparage the efforts of the Australian government in their diplomatic efforts to bring Julian safely home”.