Shadow chancellor John McDonnell visited Julian Assange at Belmarsh Prison on Thursday.
McDonnell said of Assange’s case:
I think this is one of the most important and significant political trials of this generation, in fact longer. …
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The way in which a person is being persecuted for political reasons, for simply exposing the truth for what went on in relation to recent wars.
And he stressed:
We don’t believe that extradition should be used for political purposes. And all the evidence… demonstrates that this is a political trial, and we’re hoping the courts judge that way.
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