Jennifer Robinson: Julian Assange, Free Speech and Democracy

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“So when you hear politicians or government officials in the UK or in the U.S or in this country talk about due process or the rule of law this is what they’re talking about. Punishment by process, burying him under legal process until he dies. In fact, if you look at the case and you read our grounds of appeal there’s been very little by way of due process or rule of law in what has been inflicted upon Julian as we argue in our appeal. This case has been rife with abuse.” — Jennifer Robinson

National Press Club of Australia on Oct 19, 2022

Jennifer Robinson, Australian human rights lawyer and barrister with Doughty Street Chambers in London and adjunct lecturer in Law at the University of Sydney Law School, Address to the National Press Club of Australia on ‘Julian Assange, free speech and democracy’.

Originally broadcast on ABC TV on Wednesday, 18 October, 2022.

[Q&A begins at 26:11 minutes into the video]

See also:

Lawyer Jennifer Robinson gives powerful defence of Assange at Australia’s National Press Club

Chelsea Manning’s Book Further Complicates US Government’s Case Against Julian Assange, by Kevin Gosztola

The Trial of Julian Assange, by Nils Melzer

From the archives:

Chris Hedges: It’s the End of any Investigation into the Inner Workings of Power

The U.S. Empire’s War Against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, by Rainer Shea

Hands Off Assange Human Chain In London and Washington, D.C. + Chris Hedges’ Speech at Hands Off Assange Protest

Chris Hedges and John Shipton: Julian Assange’s Looming Extradition and the Imperative of Mass Resistance

John Pilger: The Supreme Court Refusal to Hear Julian Assange’s Appeal

Chris Hedges and John Pilger: Julian Assange Can Appeal To The UK Supreme Court

Stella Morris: Make No Mistake, We Won Today In Court + Julian Assange Can Appeal Extradition

Chris Hedges and John Shipton: Slow-motion Execution of Julian Assange

Chris Hedges and Nils Melzer: The Trial of Julian Assange: A Story of Persecution

7 thoughts on “Jennifer Robinson: Julian Assange, Free Speech and Democracy

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  4. Gutless politicians led by ruthless oligarchs leave Julian in a hopeless position.
    The 21st century.
    The sooner it ends the better (we hope) for everybody.

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