It is often forgotten that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is an Australian citizen, who had his passport renewed late last year by then foreign minister Julie Bishop. Both his mother and father live in Australia.
But because he’s a citizen of Australia, this means Canberra has an obligation to ensure he is not subject to what is demonstrably a political witch hunt and a threat to freedom of speech and of the media.
(This article was written for The Canary by Australian barrister Greg Barns, a long-time legal adviser to Julian Assange. Barns is known for his work in human rights, particularly concerning the plight of refugees and asylum seekers illegally incarcerated by Australia offshore.)
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