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US abuses justice systems to target its enemies, like it did with Huawei – Assange’s father

US abuses justice systems to target its enemies, like it did with Huawei – Assange’s father

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The incarceration and extradition trial of Julian Assange is one of many examples of the US abusing the legal systems of other countries to target its political enemies, said John Shipton, the father of WikiLeaks’ founder. Assange is currently held at a top security UK prison pending a hearing on extradition to the US. An American court wants him on espionage charges that may effectively result in imprisonment for life. Assange’s case is one of many in which Washington puts pressure on other nations to abuse their legal systems to persecute people that the US government doesn’t like, Assange’s father believes. The situation with Assange is similar to what happened to other people in Washington’s crosshairs, Shipton told an audience at the University of Cologne on Saturday. One similar case he cited is that of Huawei Chief Financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada on a request from the US. Like Assange, she is fighting an extradition request by the US, which accuses…
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