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Australian MP Andrew Wilkie letter to Scott Morrison MP on the recent news of assassination plot against Assange

The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House

Dear Prime Minister

I write on behalf of the many Australians who are outraged by credible media reports that Julian Assange was the target of a Central Intelligence Agency abduction and assassination plot in 2017.

These revelations strengthen concerns that Mr Assange is at grave personal risk should he be extradited to the United States of America. Please end this madness now by using your influence with US President Joe Biden and the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to have the US extradition dropped. Mr Assange must be allowed to return to Australia.

Ultimately all Mr Assange did was publicize serious misconduct, including US war crimes. The US extradition attempt is nothing more than a desire by Washington to get even. Rather than be a party to this heinous behavior, Australia must instead stand up for one of its citizens.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Wilkie MP
Independent Member for Clark

28 September 2021

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