Assange’s father gives speech at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

The father of whistleblower Julian Assange, John Shipton, gives a speech during an event called #Candles4Assange at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday, October 2. WikiLeaks’ founder Assange is currently serving a 50-week sentence at Belmarsh prison for breaching bail in 2012. He is facing a US extradition request on espionage charges related to the publication of classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010.
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