"Sep 13, 2020 by PublicEnquiry
Julian Assange's father John Shipton on his son's global trial at London's Old Bailey - ##
Julian Assange's US extradition hearing is 'abuse trial', says father - Julian Assange's father John Shipton has described his son's US extradition hearing as an "abuse trial", adding his case is "very significant" for both the UK and the free press around the world. - John Shipton has been at the forefront of defending his son, Julian Assange, from political persecution, false charges, harassment and slander by political figures, the corporate media and the US government. He shares with his thoughts and feelings about the struggle to bring his son home. Denis Rogatyuk: The struggle to bring Julian home has been a monumental challenge since his unjust conviction, but it has certainly become much more difficult since his expulsion from the Ecuadorian Embassy in March 2019. What are the main actions you and the campaign have undertaken since then? John Shipton: Julian is a historical artefact.
Never has a journalist, editor or publication faced an onslaught of this intensity. He was hit by the United Kingdom, Sweden, the United States and Australia, with all the forces they could muster. They violated every human rights law and due process by trying to send Julian to the United States and destroying him [as a human being]. We have witnessed the gradual killing of Julian through psychological torture, relentless disruption of proceedings, and due process right before our eyes. This is what we are fighting against."