Julian Assange’s Lawyer Vows To Take Legal Action Against Sarah Palin If She Goes To Australia
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s lawyer Robert Stary says if Sarah Palin comes to Australia he will take legal action against her for “incit[ing] others to commit violence” against his client which could lead to “private prosecution.” (via Mediaite). NPR reports:
On her Facebook page, Palin suggests that Assange should be “pursued with the same urgency as al-Qaida and Taliban leaders.”
Anyone who incites others to commit violence against his client, even outside Australia, Stary says, is violating Australian law, and can be held accountable for it.
“Certainly if Sarah Palin or any of those other politicians come to Australia, for whatever purpose, then we can initiate a private prosecution, and that’s what we intend to do,” Stary said.
Of course, Stary and Palin are unlikely to be in Australia at the same time. And you would think free-speech promoter Assange would be among the last people to go after someone for exercising free speech.Click here for reuse options!
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