What Witness K and Bernard Collaery have done is shine a spotlight on the fact that the highest levels of government, even in international relations, are corrupted, are coopted by polluting profiteering.
A coalition of civil liberties and human rights groups have urged the Biden administration to drop efforts to extradite the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, calling the case against him “a grave threat to press freedom.”
“Drop The Prosecutions”: Petition In Support Of Bernard Collaery and Witness K Hits 50,000 Signatures
A petition calling for the Attorney-General to drop the prosecutions of Witness K and lawyer Bernard Collaery, who are being prosecuted in secret for their role revealing the Timor-Leste’s spy scandal, has reached more than 50,000 signatures.
I hope Mr McBride does not face a court room. Let alone a jail cell. But at the moment, that is exactly what he’s facing. There’s no – we’re getting no whispers, no signs at all, we’re preparing for trial.
Eleven days from now, an Australian citizen will fight for his life in a London court as the United States government seeks his extradition. If this Australian is extradited and manages to escape execution, he will still face an effective death sentence in the US, confined in extreme isolation for 175 years.