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Australian Senator Scott Ludlam Letter to Ecuador Embassy RE-Julian Assange Extradition

Australian Senator Scott Ludlam Letter to Ecuador Embassy RE-Julian Assange Extradition

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Australian Senator, Scott Ludlam's letter to the Ecuador Embassy in London about Julian Assange's Political Asylum Plea. States Julian Assange has effectively been abandoned by the Australian Govt. thus strengthening Assange's case.
Australian Senator, Scott Ludlam's letter to the Ecuador Embassy in London about Julian Assange's Political Asylum Plea. States Julian Assange has effectively been abandoned by the Australian Govt. thus strengthening Assange's case.

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SENATOR
SCOTT
LUDLAM
AUSTRALIANG
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SENATORFOR
WESTERNAUSTRALlA
AmbassadorAnaAlbanMoraEmbassyofEcuadortotheUnitedKingdomFlat3B3HansCrescent,LondonSW1XOLSTel:
02075841367
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20
June
2012
DearAmbassadorAlbanMora,Iwrite
in
supportofMr.JulianAssange'sapplicationtoyourgovernmentforprotectionandtotestifytotheindifferenceoftheAustraliangovernmenttohisplight.This
is
aletterIregretwritingbecauseIstronglyhopedforbetterfrommygovernment,andbecauseIwanthimtobefreetoreturntothiscountry.Ihaveaskedmanyquestionsofthegovernmentingoodfaith,asrecentlyastoday.Ihavealsomadefreedomofinformationrequeststhatwouldhaveprovidedanopportunityforthegovenunenttoexplainandprovideevidenceofitsefforts-theyhavenotbeenansweredtothepointofbeinginbreachofthegovernment'sownFreedomofInformationlegislation.IhavealsovisitedtheAustralianrepresentatives
in
theUKandSwedentourgeforgreaterengagement.Iamabletosupplyyouwithmoredetaileddocumentationtosubstantiatethisstatement.Attachedaremyeffortsoftoday
in
theAustralianparliament.Manydocumentssupportingthesecontentionsareavailableonmywebsite.http://scott~ludlam.greensmps.org.aulwik.ileaksForthesereasonsIbelieveIamqualifiedtomaketheobservationthatIstronglybelieveMr.Assangeis
in
needofagovernmentwillingtostandupforhiscivilandpoliticalrights.
On
behalfofmyself,mystaffandverymanyAustraliancitizens,Iurgeyoutofavourablyconsider
Mr.
Assange'sapplicationforsafeharbourfromtherisksposedbythereportedsealedindictmentofaUSGrandJury,andtothethreatsagainsthislifemadebyseniorpoliticalfigures
in
theUSAandmediaconunentators.
It
wouldappearthat
his
owngovenunentrefusesthisresponsibilitytoprotectacitizenfromsuchthreats.
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CCHisExcellencyMrRaulGangotenaRivadeneira
8CantonmentStreet,Fremantle,WesternAustralia
6160
Ph:08
93357477
Itollfree:
1300733450Fax:0893357499Sl.36,
ParliamentHouseCANBERRAACT
2600Ph.(+fil)0262773467
Fax:
(+61)
0262775821
Senator.LlJdlam@aph.gov.auIsoottludlam.org.au
 
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SENATORSCOTTLUDLAM
AUSTRALIANGREENSSENATORFORWESTERNAUSTRALIA
20
June
2012
STATE.MENTAustralianGovernment'sfailuredrivesAssangetoEcuadorasylumbidMediarelease:AustralianGreenscommunicationsspokespersonSenatorScottLudlam.June20th,2012WikiLeaksfounderJulianAssange'sdramaticbidforpoliticalasyluminEcuadorisacleardeclarationofnoconfidence
in
theAustralianGovernment'swillingnesstoprotecthimfromUSprosecution,theAustralianGreenssaidtoday.AstatementfromtheEcuadorianforeignministrynotesMrAssangehasargued:"aregrettablefactualstatementofabandonmentreceivedbytheauthoritiesofmycountry,Australia".Thestatementnotesthatthematterssubje~ttograndjuryinvestigation
in
theUnitedStatescarrylongjailtermsandpotentiallythedeathpenalty."Againstthis,wehavetheAustraliangovernment'sfeebleassurancesthatithasdoneallitcan.ApartfromrecklesslydeclaringtheworkofWikiLeaksillegal,theAustralianGovernment'scontributionhasamountedtomalignindifference,"AustralianGreenscommunicationsspokespersonScottLudlamsaidtoday."Ihopetoraisetheissuelatertoday
in
Senatequestiontime."
"It
ishighlysignificantthattheEcuadorianauthoritieshavecontactedtheBritish,SwedishandUSgovernmentsonthismatterbutnotCanberra."Forthetimebeing,thismatteris
in
thehandsofEcuadorianauthorities.Iurgethemtoconsidercarefullythetargetedcampaignofpoliticalharassment,characterassassinationandfinancialsanctionsthathasbeenlevelledattheWikiLeakspublishingorganisation."Whilewewait,theAustralianGovernmentmightwanttoreconsideronwhichsideofhistoryitischoosingtostand."Mediacontact:GiovanniTorre-0417174302
8CantonmentStreet,FremanUe,WestemAustralia
6160
Ph:0893357477Itollfree:1300733450Fax:0893357499S1.36,ParliamentHouseCANBERRAACT2600
Ph.(+61)0262773467Fax:(+61)0262775821
Senator.Ludlam@aph.gov.auIscottludlarn.orq.au
 
QUESTION
WITHOUT
NOTICESenatorLUDLAM(WesternAustralia)(14:49):MyquestionistotheMinisterrepresentingthePrimeMinister,SenatorEvans.Onwhatbasishavegrosslyirresponsiblestatementsbeenmadebylawyerswithinourcabinet:thePrimeMinistersayingthattheworkofWikiLeakswasillegal,theAttorney-GeneralsayingthatMrJulianAssangehadfledSweden,andtheformerAttorney-GeneraleventhreateningtocancelthisAustraliancitizen'spassport?SenatorCHRISEVANS(WesternAustralia-MinisterforTertiaryEducation,Skills,ScienceandResearchandLeaderoftheGovernment
in
theSenate)(14:50):Ithankthesenatorforhisquestion,whichIgotadvisedwasonTwitter.Sothankyouforgivinguspre-warningofthequestion.
It
doesnotmakeansweringitanyeasier,butIdoappreciatethatatleastmystaffareonit.IpersonallyhavenotyetmasteredTwitter,andIamoftheviewthatanyoneover20shouldnotplaywithit,butanyway.IneithertweetnorTwitter.ButthequestionobviouslygoestotheissueofMrJulianAssange.Asthesenatorwouldbeaware,therehavebeensomedevelopmentsinmattersconcerninghimtoday,wherehehassought,asIunderstand,protectioninaconsulateinLondon.IunderstandthatisdesignedtohavehimbeconsideredforasyluminEcuador.SenatorLudlam:MrPresident,Iriseonapointoforder.Mypointoforderisoneofrelevance.IdidnotmentionTwitterinmyquestion.IalsodidnotaskforanexpositionofwhathasoccurredinLondonovernight.Iaminterested
in
theministerjustifyingthestatementsbyseniormembersoftheAustraliangovernmentabouttheillegalityoftheworkofWikiLeaks,andIaskyoutodrawtheministertothatquestion.ThePRESIDENT:Idrawtheminister'sattentiontothequestion.Theministerhas46secondsremainingtoanswerthequestion.SenatorCHRISEVANS:Iwasnottryingtobeunhelpful,butthesenatordidaskquestionsaboutthissometimeago.ThismatterhasbeendebatedintheSenatepreviouslybyhimandquestionshavebeenasked.Iamnotsurehowseekingtoagaindebatewiththegovernmentoraskquestionsofthegovernmentaboutthoseissues,whichIthinkareprobablysixmonthsorayearoldnow,isparticularlyhelpful.ThegovernmenthascontinuedtosupportMrAssangebymakingsurehehasproperconsularassistance.Whatoccurs
in
termsofthelawsinothercountriesisobviouslyaquestionforthem,butwecontinuetoprovidewhateverassistancewecan.(Timeexpired)SenatorLUDLAM(WesternAustralia)(14:53):MrPresident,Iaskasupplementaryquestion.WithfriendsliketheAustraliangovernment,whoneedsenemies,hey?SenatorRonaldson:You'repartofit.Youare
in
government,youfool.You'reacompleteanduttergoose.

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