Days before his son’s hearing in London, John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father. addressed a gathering at the National Assembly in Paris this week after a screening of the film Ithaka.
Julian Assange’s extradition case comes before two judges at the High Court in London in eleven days, on Feb. 20-21. Assange is fighting for the right to appeal the British home secretary’s decision to extradite him to the United States to face espionage charges for exposing U.S. war crimes.
The film Ithaka, which principally tells the story of John Shipton‘s journey to free his son, was shown at an auditorium inside the the French National Assembly building in Paris on Wednesday. Speaking in order of appearance in the video are: Arnaud Le Gall, an MP in the French National Assembly, député du Val d’Oise, membre de La France Insoumise; Dominique Pradalié, présidente de la Fédération Internationale des Journalistes (IFJ); Laurent Dauré, du Comité de Soutien Assange and Shipton, father of Julian Assange. Filmed by Joe Lauria. Editor: Cathy Vogan.
The video is in the original French and English. To see subtitles in English or another language click on “Watch on YouTube” on the bottom left hand here, then in the new window on “CC” at the bottom. After French subtitles appear on screen, click on the “Settings” wheel to the immediate right and choose “Auto Translate” and then scroll down to “English” or another language.