Australian news, and some related international items

Julian Assange’s mother claims to have documentary evidence of USA’s intentions to prosecute him

Assange’s mother says U.S. bent on extraditing WikiLeaks founder The Star, By Eduardo Garcia QUITO (Reuters) 31 July 12, – Julian Assange’s mother said she handed evidence to Ecuador’s government on Monday indicating Washington is bent on extraditing her son to the United States, where she fears the WikiLeaks founder could face execution….. Neither U.S.
nor Swedish authorities have charged Assange with anything. Swedish prosecutors want to question him about allegations of rape and sexual assault made by two WikiLeaks supporters in 2010…

.. Christine Assange is due to meet with Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa later this week. She described the socialist leader as “very brave” and said she trusts that Correa will not allow his country’s sovereignty to be manipulated by foreign interests.

Both Correa and Julian Assange have alienated Washington. Correa is an ardent critic of what he calls U.S. “imperialism,” and U.S. authorities accuse Assange of damaging its foreign relations with his leaks


July 31, 2012 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, secrets and lies

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