Video: SEP candidate defends WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange at Melbourne rally

By our reporters
4 July 2012

On Sunday, Patrick O’Connor, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate in the July 21 Melbourne state by-election, addressed a rally outside the State Library of Victoria, called to defend Julian Assange.

The WikiLeaks editor is currently seeking political asylum in Ecuador. He fears that if he is extradited to Sweden, Washington will seek to remove him to the US and place him on trial on espionage charges for publishing thousands of documents exposing US war crimes and the intrigues of the major powers.

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