Mother of Julian Assange’s Two Children Warns About the WikiLeaks Founder’s Fate

(The AEGIS Alliance) – The renowned activist and whistleblower figure Julian Assange will appear at the four-week hearing in Old Bailey on September 7 that will likely determine what his fate will be.

Two courtrooms for proceedings have been set aside. There is a lot about the Assange case that is oversized, including the costs involved, estimated at tens of millions of pounds, and the 175-year sentence he is facing, if a district court judge grants his United States extradition. Outside the court, it is expected that supporters will gather to deliver impassioned speeches, raise up their fists in solidarity while crying out “Free Assange.”

Stella Morris is the most outspoken supporter of the WikiLeaks founder, who is facing 18 charges in the U.S. The charges include violating espionage law and conspiring to hack government computers after the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning published a series of leaks in 2010. Washington claims these leaks endangered U.S. agents’ lives.

37-year-old Morris is the mother of two children that Assange fathered while he was held up in London’s Ecuadorian embassy. She says Assange will be facing a show trial if he’s extradited to the U.S.

“It is heartbreaking to think that if Julian is extradited and put in a US supermax prison, the boys will never get to know their father and he will never see them grow up,” Stella Morris said.

“It’s not Julian in the prison. It’s the kids that are being deprived of their father. It’s me that’s being deprived.”

Even people without significant knowledge of the Assange case have an opinion on the matter. Many think of 49-year-old Julian Assange as a hero who exposed wrongdoing bt the state, but others view him as a creepy megalomaniac who leaked state secrets and betrayed the U.S., placed lives at risk, outstayed his welcome in the embassy, and is deserving of being punished for it.

Julian Assange with his baby son Gabriel Julian Assange with his baby son Gabriel.

Spanish counsel Aitor Martinez, Ecuadorian counsel Carlos Poveda, Julian Assange, Stella Morris-Smith Robertson, barrister Jennifer Robinson. Spanish counsel Aitor Martinez, Ecuadorian counsel Carlos Poveda, Julian Assange, Stella Morris-Smith Robertson, barrister Jennifer Robinson.

Jail can be a worse fate than death, and where everyone is found guilty by the state.

If Julian Assange is convicted of the crimes in the U.S., it is expected that he will be locked up behind bars in a prison referred to as “The Alcatraz of the Rockies.”

The inmates at the Supermax prison in Colorado that includes hate preacher Abu Hamza, are living in 7ft by 12ft jail cells for 23 hours of the day.

Amnesty International said the conditions are inhumane. Others described it as a “high-tech version of Hell, designed to shut down all sensory perception”, and a “place worse than the death penalty.” The prison houses 400 inmates and is guarded by gun towers, dogs, and armed patrols.

Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is jailed there, and so is Zacarias Moussaoui who was convicted of conspiracy to kill during the 9/11 attacks.

Assange would face a trial in Virginia. Former CIA officer John Kiriakou exposed its use of waterboarding and was convicted of disclosing the name of another officer in Virginia where the CIA is based. He said, “It’s impossible for Julian to receive a fair trial.”

These courts may show hardly any sympathy for Morris and the children, but she has asked them to consider the bigger picture, saying “Julian’s case has huge repercussions for freedom of expression and freedom of the press. This is an attack on journalism. If he is extradited to the US for publishing inconvenient truths about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, then it will set a precedent and any British journalist or publisher could also be extradited in the future.”

Assange’s lawyers say that because he is charged under the century-old Espionage Act, the Trump administration is setting dangerous precedents.

The law bans government secrets from being published and no protections are offered to the press under the First Amendment that guarantees free speech.

His defense team is basically saying that criminal laws in the U.S. apply abroad but its constitutional protections don’t, which means journalists anywhere on Earth are at risk of being prosecuted by the U.S. if they publish content the U.S. government deems to violate its laws.

The Obama administration had debates over the Espionage Act against Julian Assange but came to the conclusion to decide against it.

But President Trump has been at war with the press that often refers to as “enemy of the people” and doesn’t have a problem with going after the press. The Justice Department under Trump has said the hacked material was published with no regard to the safety of those named in the leaks therefore Assange isn’t defined as being a journalist.

“There have been so many abuses of the legal process throughout the case, including spurious new charges being introduced at the last minute, even though the hearing began in February, and it should be thrown out for that reason alone,” Morris said.

“But there are also fundamental legal reasons why the extradition should be blocked. This is a political act by the Trump government and Julian is accused of a political offense, which is outside the terms of the UK-US extradition treaty.”

“Anyone who cares about freedom of expression and freedom of the press should support Julian’s fight against extradition.”

Others have an opinion that the case reveals the problems of a relationship with the U.S. The Home Secretary “must” process the request but prosecutors in the U.S. are not required to prove their case besides stating there is “reasonable suspicion,” according to the extradition treaty.

John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father, said last night that, “The United Kingdom judiciary’s authority has been usurped by the U.S. Justice Department.”

Kyle James Lee – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

e4cf851f05262c89b5169c8bceab261f?s=130&r=pg
Kyle James Leehttps://www.theaegisalliance.com
Majority Owner of The AEGIS Alliance. I studied in college for Media Arts, Game Development. Talents include Writer/Article Writer, Graphic Design, Photoshop, Web Design and Development, Video Production, Social Media, and eCommerce.

The AEGIS Newsletter sends out after 8 articles are published during reasonable U.S. hours. May also include occasional updates about our YouTube Channel. Signup Form:

Please consider sending us a monetary contribution toward promoting important social and humans rights issues that don't show support for politicians via Crypto. We also accept PayPal and Checks by mail. Click here to Donate.

  • bitcoin Bitcoin
  • ethereum Ethereum
  • Xrp
  • litecoin Litecoin
  • stellar Stellar
  • bitcoin cash Bitcoin cash
  • dogecoin Dogecoin
  • usdcoin Usdcoin
  • aave Aave
  • uniswap Uniswap
  • wrappedbitcoin Wrappedbitcoin
  • eos Eos
  • cosmos Cosmos
  • tezos Tezos
  • Synthetix
  • dash Dash
  • maker Maker
  • dai Dai
  • ethereum classic Ethereum classic
  • zcash Zcash
Scan to Donate Bitcoin to 35fJFcE1xQPwt1KujXUrmKn9J8WEnm9BbM

Contribute Bitcoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin

Scan to Donate Ethereum to 0x2764fe441CB5EBd9919eDAD4b2Bf70Dc2dC399Da

Contribute Ethereum to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum

Scan to Donate Xrp to rw2ciyaNshpHe7bCHo4bRWq6pqqynnWKQg:::ucl:::4125838298

Contribute Xrp to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Xrp

Scan to Donate Litecoin to MKVu1osxKsRSBc7U2NdgdYnyjMPanMUxx9

Contribute Litecoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Litecoin

Scan to Donate Stellar to GDQP2KPQGKIHYJGXNUIYOMHARUARCA7DJT5FO2FFOOKY3B2WSQHG4W37:::ucl:::1372392101

Contribute Stellar to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Stellar

Scan to Donate Bitcoin cash to qr9j84dx9736ultjr7ty2dcr5rl27z5m2vx0hjqw57

Contribute Bitcoin cash to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin cash

Scan to Donate Dogecoin to D6FCQDbi1cenyKAyg6pWLy6gnhdRra2tXG

Contribute Dogecoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Dogecoin

Scan to Donate Usdcoin to 0x0D835EF9e29dDD73C380F0d6E191EABb1ff09948

Contribute Usdcoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Usdcoin

Scan to Donate Aave to 0x8B0bCAc87797F076c79875B29b8Bd0B27600E653

Contribute Aave to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Aave

Scan to Donate Uniswap to 0xdc3BCc8Fb024711a1a5EFA9AA03684A5eC7e1E53

Contribute Uniswap to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Uniswap

Scan to Donate Wrappedbitcoin to 0x751EA7C46f2c2300dBB152A8AEa15d3635c28239

Contribute Wrappedbitcoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Wrappedbitcoin

Scan to Donate Eos to coinbasebase:::ucl:::4148396760

Contribute Eos to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Eos

Scan to Donate Cosmos to cosmos1jzsxgx8q9hcfrqj9rp5zcmwrg036mq3293kmgy

Contribute Cosmos to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Cosmos

Scan to Donate Tezos to tz1iJcMLYSBH3jpMGQnmHMhhyHwYbjPtGxja

Contribute Tezos to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tezos

Scan to Donate Synthetix to 0xf698dbbeEa1643Ba38E96C36AB6Bb159b243EfF1

Contribute Synthetix to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Synthetix

Scan to Donate Dash to XgCyxihABi2Aj9F9XEcfWuffm24jv7BXx7

Contribute Dash to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Dash

Scan to Donate Maker to 0xE595297c54804A8Ab9D28B6BEaE8883593F687aE

Contribute Maker to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Maker

Scan to Donate Dai to 0x1BB5235FDC23985AFf3DcEfB32de3272BD477669

Contribute Dai to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Dai

Scan to Donate Ethereum classic to 0x445F9E3F78c66A571179f06A478ee6f912c2E3d1

Contribute Ethereum classic to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum classic

Scan to Donate Zcash to t1VzosYBYkWFt4s91GupLZmPQLKPtwk67zq

Contribute Zcash to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Zcash


Leave A Comment

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Please consider sending us a monetary contribution toward promoting important social and humans rights issues that don't show support for politicians via Crypto. We also accept PayPal and Checks by mail. Click here to Donate.

The AEGIS Newsletter sends out after 8 articles are published during reasonable U.S. hours. May also include occasional updates about our YouTube Channel. Signup Form:

Signup for The AEGIS Alliance Newsletter!
The newsletter sends out once after eight new articles are published, during reasonable U.S. hours. Newsletters may also contain occasional updates about what's new on our YouTube.
Submit
You can unsubscribe at any time!
close-link