48 Australian politicians signed an open letter to Merrick Garland.
This follows a similar letter last week signed by 30 British parliamentarians.
The 48 Australian MPs include senators, backbencher, Coalition, Greens and cross-benchers.
‘If the extradition is approved, Australians will witness the deportation of one of our citizens from one AUKUS partner to another – our closest strategic ally – with Mr. Assange facing the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison. This would set a dangerous precedent for all global citizens, journalists, publishers, media organisations and the freedom of the press. It would also be needlessly damaging for the US as a world leader on freedom of expression and the rule of law.’
48 Australian MPs sign open letter urging the US Attorney General to cease attempts to extradite Julian Assange as more than 30 British parliamentarians sign similar letter on the day the WikiLeaks publisher begins his 5th year incarcerated in the UK for publishing… pic.twitter.com/oq113TpN8Z
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