WATCH: CN Live! — ‘The Assange Family Struggle’

Hours before Julian Assange’s extradition order Wednesday, CN Live! speaks to his father John Shipton, brother Gabriel Shipton and Ben Lawrence, director of Ithaka. Watch the replay.

The extradition order of imprisoned WikiLeaks‘ publisher Julian Assange will be sent to U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel on Wednesday by Westminster Magistrate’s Court after the U.K. Supreme Court declined to hear Assange’s appeal of a High Court decision to allow the extradition to the United States to go ahead. 

Assange faces 175 years in prison for publishing accurate information revealing prima facie evidence of war crimes by the United States. There is a human side to Assange’s story rarely seen.

It is revealed in the new film Ithaka by director Ben Lawrence. It tells the story of a father and a wife’s struggle to save their son and husband. The film follows Assange’s father, John Shipton, and his wife, Stella Assange, during the days of Assange’s extradition hearing in February and September 2020 and Shipton’s journeys to the United States and Europe to gain support for his son with governments and the public. 

Shipton and Assange’s brother Gabriel Shipton joined CN Live! to discuss the film and their struggle to free Assange.  With your hosts Elizabeth Vos and Joe Lauria. Produced by Cathy Vogan


4 comments for “WATCH: CN Live! — ‘The Assange Family Struggle’

  1. Cal Lash
    April 21, 2022 at 01:16

    History will report that Assange was burnt at the stake by a large number of really evil people.

  2. Dfnslblty
    April 20, 2022 at 13:21

    Recent cavorting with bojo by Hon. Patel weighs heavily toward her not staying the extradition order.
    Poodle and puppet can be applied permanently to the uk.

  3. Daniel Guyot
    April 20, 2022 at 09:46

    ????? ????? ?????????? ??????.

    Liars and hypocrites are happy with that decision, because they fear and hate truth, and Assange just revealed their crimes.

    How can we possibly save Assange’s life today? Is there anything we can do to help? How can we live in such a disgusting world?

  4. Anna
    April 19, 2022 at 22:48

    The extradition puts to rest the lie about the freedom of speech and “democracy” in the US and the UK.

    Again, why NATO/US have been sending weaponry to the self-proclaimed Nazis in Ukraine – to protect the supposedly special kind of “democracy on the march” there?

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