‘Will you come and help?’ Father of Julian Assange on campaign to free his son”

Saturday 9th November 2019, Michael Clifford writes

At 80, John Shipton thought he would be enjoying his retirement, he tells Michael Clifford. Instead, he is touring European capitals campaigning for his son, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

A parent’s work is never done. John Shipton entering his ninth decade. He’d like to kick back, maybe learn a few recipes, stroll at a leisurely pace towards the declining years.

But his son needs him. His son’s health is in serious danger and his future looks dark, with the prospect of spending decades, if not the remainder of his life, in prison.

Read more about John Shipton’s European tour working with groups actively seeking for Julian Assange’s freedom in the Irish Examiner