At a rally before the Parliament building in Canberra on Thursday, Australian politicians decried the British and U.S. governments’ persecution of Australian journalist Julian Assange, the imprisoned publisher of WikiLeaks, and demanded that he be released.
Video by Cathy Vogan for Consortium News.
Assange faces up to 175 years in a U.S. prison if Britain extradites him for the “offense” of exposing crimes of the state.
The speakers at Converge on Canberra for Assange:
MC Mary Kostakidis
Andrew Wilke MP
Peter Whish-Wilson MP
Bridget Archer MP
Monique Ryan MP
David Shoebridge MP
Jordan Steele-John MP
Julian Hill MP
Christin Lambang- Foyne, Amnesty International
Pre-recorded message from Gabriel Shipton
Sue Wareham – Doctors for Assange