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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 05:36 AM

Barnaby Joyce says Government should protect Julian Assange from extradition to the US

The Australian Government has not done enough to protect Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from extradition to the United States, according to former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce.

Mr Joyce has called for the Federal Government to step in and try to stop Assange being extradited from the United Kingdom to the US on espionage charges.

Assange is currently behind bars in London after living in the Ecuadorian Embassy for seven years.

Mr Joyce said Assange was not on US soil when he began releasing classified information and he should be protected.

Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-14/barnaby-joyce-calls-on-government-to-prevent-assange-extradition/11599664

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Sun Oct 20, 2019, 03:08 PM

1. Uh, no.

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Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:47 PM

2. Agree.

Definitely, Assange has often been a tosser, but this is just a case of the U.S. wanting to punish anybody it can because of its crimes in the M.E. Manning, Assange, and anyone else who dared to call them out. It's spite, nothing more or less, but deadly dangerous.

And no matter where it stands on foreign relations, the Australian government of the day should support its own citizens. Neither major party has said a word or lifted a finger in support of Assange, so the rest of us better hope we're never in need of their help, because we've got Buckley's.

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