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๐’๐ž๐ง๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐–๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ก-๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง'๐ฌ ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐จ ๐‰๐จ๐ž ๐๐ข๐๐ž๐ง...

๐š๐ง๐ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐”๐’ ๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ ๐†๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐Œ๐ž๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐†๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐€๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž.


Micheal Moore 04 March 2021 michael.moore@seetvnews.com

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Australian Senate Feb 23 2021 "I'd like to make a heartfelt appeal tonight speaking in the Australian Senate Chamber to US President Joe Biden and the new US Attorney General Merrick Garland.


Firstly attorney general congratulations on your recent appointment my appeal to you is to prioritize, review and walk away from your appeal seeking the extradition of Australian award-winning journalist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.


While I understand the US Department of Justice recently decided to appeal the UK court's decision not to extradite Julian Assange.


I also understand it would have been very out of the ordinary for an acting attorney general waiting for a new attorney general in a new administration to stop any high-profile case before they started.


I also understand the US prosecutor in the Assange extradition case recently said there is division within the Department of Justice on proceeding with this appeal.


So this is a decision I hope you will no doubt be reviewing and contemplating shortly gentlemen after judge Vanessa Baraitzer on the 5th of January this year accepted all your prosecution's substantive arguments for the extradition of Julian Assange legally and politically speaking you now hold the high ground.


You won your moral victory, the judge also made it clear by rejecting extradition on mental health grounds that Julian Assange is a broken man and extraditing him would be paramount to murder.


You can now stop this extradition appeal with a stroke of a pen.


I and many others are asking why would someone so powerful continue to pursue a sick broken man. It looks very personal and very political, the full resources of one of the world's great nation states intent on the destruction of one man. That is hardly fair now is it?


My fellow Australian citizens may be many things across all political colors but we all have an innate sense of fairness. Pursuing Assange will be seen as an overreach. A chorus of voices from around the globe are echoing this.


If you proceed with this appeal you will risk undermining your legal judgment and your high ground certainly in the court of public opinion.


And if Mr. Assange dies in prison you also risk a significant backlash not to mention martyring him.


If you succeed in any appeal, and he faces trial in the USA - you risk the actual trial being on the real and existential threats to press freedom, the first amendment and much much more, rather than the alleged espionage activities of Assange and Wikileaks.

If you drop this extradition treaty now your sword or the prospect of another extradition or worse will hang over Julian Assange for the rest of his life. You get to have your cake and eat it politically speaking if you walk away now - you have made your point.


Gentlemen both of our parliamentary systems are based on the ancient republic of Rome. One thing the Romans knew too well was that the more powerful you became the more you needed to be challenged and held to account. Who is there in this day and age to hold the powerful to account? A greatly diminished free press perhaps - which your extradition threatens to its core? Whistle blowers who you throw in jail? Your deeply divided partisan political system?