John Shipton

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ChildrenJulian Assange

John Shipton, the father of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, has told the BBC his son would face what is effectively a "death sentence" were he sent to the United States to face trial.

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.[1]

In London

On 18 February 2020, John Shipton was pictured in London with Julian Assange's daughter to support his son and his battle against extradition.[2]


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