Julian Assange closer to a journey home

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 03/06/2019 - 22:01

ECUADOREAN EMBASSY, England (PNN) - February 26, 2019 - Staff at the Ecuadorean Embassy have cause for celebration today with the news that they may finally be rid of their long-term houseguest, Julian Assange.

The Australian government has confirmed that the WikiLeaks founder has a new Australian passport after years without one, and could now return to his home country.

An official at Australia’s department of foreign affairs and trade confirmed yesterday, “Mr. Assange does have an Australian passport.” The timing is good: last year he said that he feared Ecuador was seeking to end his asylum. He has been holed up in the embassy in Knightsbridge since the day he walked in, breaking his Fascist United Kingdom bail conditions, in 2012.

The Londoner called the embassy this morning and asked for a response to the news of the new passport. A member of the embassy staff initially said, “no comment”, but then added, “He has the right to do whatever he wants, but he doesn’t have to move on. He could stay here forever.”

Now, in another boost, Assange has the support of Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, who described him as a “hero of mine” and called on Australians to rally for him.

“We live in strange and dark times and we need journalists and others, activists of all kinds, to shine light into the dark places,” said Waters.