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Friday June 29th, 16:00
Thank you for coming – My name is Susan Benn from the Julian Assange Defense Fund.
I have spoken to Julian today and he is in good spirits. He is grateful for the support shown to him by the people of Ecuador and so many others from around the world.
Yesterday Mr. Assange was served with a letter from the Metropolitan police service requesting that he surrender himself to the Belgravia police station at 11.30 this morning.
Mr Assange has been advised that he should decline to comply with the police request. This should not be considered any sign of disrespect. Under both international and domestic UK law asylum assessments take priority over extradition claims.
The issues faced by Mr. Assange are serious. His life and liberty and the life and liberty of his organization and those associated with it are at…
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