UK: Julian Assange's father calls prosecution's argument 'simply more lies'

Julian Assange's father John Shipton gave a statement outside the Old Bailey Criminal Court in London on Wednesday, on the third day of the extradition trial against the WikiLeaks co-founder. Shipton spoke to the press after what was the third day of the fourteen-day trial against Julian Assange. «The only way it is going to stop is for the United Kingdom to say no,» stated Shipton. The hearings come months later than initially planned due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to his supporters, Assange is in poor health and has been under threat of contracting the virus in prison where infection cases have been reported. The WikiLeaks co-founder has been behind bars in Belmarsh Prison since he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in April 2019. He faces multiple charges in the US related to espionage.

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