Julian Assange's father fears that the US government will & # 39; kill his & # 39; when it is extradited to America
- John Shipton is concerned about the safety of his son when he is extradited to the US.
- Julian Assange is currently in custody awaiting an extradition hearing next year
- US authorities want to interrogate Assange on suspicion of computer hacking
Julian Assange's biological father has claimed that the Australian activist will be killed if he is extradited to the United States.
Assange father John Shipton claimed that his son is in danger after the British government has cleared the way for his extradition to the US, where he is confronted with computer hacks.
Assange, who spent nearly seven years in the embassy of Ecuador, was released from prison on Friday, but was sent back in custody to his extradition session in February.
John Shipton, the biological father of Julian Assange, in the photo, is afraid that his son & # 39; killed & # 39; will be brought to the US for indictment for computer hacking
Assange was arrested in April after the Ecuadorian embassy told the Metropolitan Police that they no longer offered asylum to the Australian founder of Wikileaks
Assange, 48, was imprisoned in June for a 50-week prison sentence, almost seven years after he sought asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy to prevent extradition to Sweden where he wanted to be charged with charges of sexual offenses.
The Australian was to be released from prison on September 22, but he is now facing extradition to the United States for allegations of computer hacking.
The then Interior Minister Sajid Javid signed an order for the extradition in June.
His extradition hearing will not be heard until February 2020, but he is being held in custody for his & # 39; history of hiding & # 39 ;.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser told him last Friday: & You were produced today because your prison sentence is almost over.
& # 39; If that happens, your provisional status changes from an inmate on duty to an extradited person.
Then Interior Minister Sajid Javid announced that he would allow Assange & # 39; s extradition to the United States pending a hearing at the Westminster Magistrates & # 39; s Court
& # 39; That is why I gave your lawyer the opportunity to submit a bail request on your behalf and she refused. Perhaps not surprising in the light of your history of going into hiding in this procedure.
& # 39; In my opinion I have substantial reasons to believe that if I release you, you will go into hiding again. & # 39;
Assange & # 39; s father John Shipton criticized the decision to keep his son in custody.
In an interview with the Strategic Culture Foundation, Shipton said: & # 39; Julian has lost 15 pounds, is being held in solitary confinement 22 hours a day at the Belmarsh Maximum Security prison hospital. & # 39;
Mr. Shipton claimed that Assange was denied proper visits and access to his legal team.
He also said: & they will somehow kill Julian. & # 39;
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