In a February 2020 interview with Victoria Derbyshire, John Shipton raised concerns over his son's health ahead of a controversial extradition hearing starting on 24 February, saying Assange had felt "ceaseless anxiety".
While it is not thought Assange could face the death penalty, the charges could result in life imprisonment.
On 18 February 2020, John Shipton was pictured in London with Julian Assange's daughter to support his son and his battle against extradition.
|Document:Julian Assange Must be Freed, Not Betrayed||Article||18 February 2020||John Pilger||Sarah Ferguson's interview made no mention of a leaked document, revealed by WikiLeaks, called 'Libya Tick Tock', prepared for Hillary Clinton, which described her as the central figure driving the destruction of the Libyan state in 2011. This resulted in 40,000 deaths, the arrival of ISIS in North Africa and the European refugee and migrant crisis.|