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Father tells Julian Assange’s story of oppression

The Grayzone, an independent news website managed by Max Blumenthal, an award-winning American journalist, published an extended interview with Julian Assange’s father John Shipton.

In the interview, Mr. Shipton stated that “we fight against the United Kingdom, Sweden, the United States, and to a certain extent Australia. They have marshaled all of their forces and broken every law in human rights and due process in order to send Julian to the United States and destroy him. Before our eyes, we have watched the gradual murder of Julian through psychological torture, through ceaseless breaking of procedures and due process. So that is what we fight against… Australians say that they’ve offered consular assistance. When I say the Australians, DFAT (the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), and the prime minister, and the foreign minister, Marise Payne, say that they have consular assistance over and over again. Their consular assistance consists offering last week’s newspaper and to see if he’s still alive. That’s about the extent of it.”

Assange’s work has provided the media with vast amounts of information through which they were able to increase their readership and popularity. Nevertheless, his plight is of little concern to the corporate media. If it is reported at all, Assange’s story is tucked away in the back pages.

It is highly unlikely that the NATO regimes Assange exposed will come to his rescue.

By keeping him in prison, NATO regimes will continue boosting Assange’s credibility and weakening their own.

Courtesy: The Grayzone

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