The father of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, John Shipton, said that he was shocked to see his son being arrested at the Embassy of Ecuador.
“I saw them dragging him down the steps.” He looked bad. I am 74 years old, and I look better than him, and he is 47 years old. This is such a shock, – The Guardian quotes Shipton.
Assange’s father lives in Melbourne, he called on the Australian authorities to help his son and take measures in connection with his arrest. At the same time, Prime Minister Scott Morrison replied that the founder of WikiLeaks would be given consular support, but without “special measures.”
Recall, Julian Assange, responsible for the publication of secret documents of some countries, was detained at the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK. He has been hiding there since 2012 due to concerns about extradition to the United States. Earlier, WikiLeaks published a video in which Assange Michie, the cat, “watches” the moment of detention of its owner.