Darebin Council offers support for Julian Assange

Darebin Council will write to Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne requesting the Australian Federal Government immediately step in to ensure Julian Assange’s human rights are being upheld by British authorities while he is being held in the United Kingdom.

It has also been reported Mr Assange is in very poor health, and Darebin Council is requesting the Foreign Affairs Minister ensure British authorities are taking the necessary steps to address his health issues.

“As Mr Assange is an Australian citizen, the Federal Government must ensure that his rights are being upheld and respected,” Darebin Mayor Susan Rennie said.

Darebin notes Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Europe, Massimo Moratti, has said the United Kingdom would be in breach of its obligations to protect human rights should Mr Assange be extradited to the United States.

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