When you wake to the news that federal parliamentarians will be travelling to Washington DC to plead for the release of Julian Assange, now in his fourth year in London’s Belmarsh Prison, you can only shake your head and pour more coffee.
Assange, you may remember, faces 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act and one of alleged computer misuse over WikiLeaks’ publication of classified diplomatic and military documents more than a decade ago.
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