Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wikileaks Julian Assange Arrested: What Does His Son Say About Dad & His Arrest?

Wikileaks  logo1 199x300 Wikileaks Julian Assange Arrested: What Does His Son Say About Dad & His Arrest? On Tuesday Julian Assange -  the controversial Australian founder of WikiLeaks – was arrested in London on sexual assault charges.  Scotland Yard stated that they “arrested Julian Assange on behalf of the Swedish authorities on suspicion of rape.”

There had been a warrant out for his arrest which coincided with the large leak he published on Wikileaks that rocked world politics and diplomacy with the United States pursuing a criminal investigation on Wikileaks. Julian Assange’s lawyers are trying not to be extradited to Sweden since he could then end up in the hands of the U.S. But it doesn’t end there, apparently Assange has what is being called an “wikileaks insurance file” and the creation of oodles of WikiLeaks mirror sites are there to try to protect him.

But Julian Assange isn’t just the founder of WikiLeak and under arrest for rape but the 38 year old is also a dad. He has a 20-year-old son Daniel Assange. What does his son have to say about all this controversy?

Julian and Daniel Assange have been estranged for the last couple years but Daniel still supports his dad recently posting on his website under the post called ’My Wiki dad needs a break, ffs, ” that ”I have much respect for my father and his cause, and these ridiculously ill-handled allegations of sexual abuse serve only to distract from the audacious awesomeness that he has actually done.”
After word spread of Julian Assange’s arrest his son tweeted:

“Well, it’s finally happened. http://reut.rs/hSWfnJ Let us do our best to ensure my father is treated fairly and apolitically. #wikileaks

And in response to supporters tweets he sharing his opinion on the arrest saying, “I can’t see how they can possibly convict him of anything in a fair trial.” Continuing on to say “…The behaviour of the Swedish legal system hasn’t exactly been encouraging so far.” And he brought up the fear of the U.S. getting involved tweeting, “…I’m hoping this isn’t just an intermediary step towards his extradition to the US.”

So where is Julian Assange’s son Daniel now? He is a apparently a programmer in Australia and describes himself as:

“an avowed atheist, bisexual, transhumanist, appreciator of Pokémon and a host of other self-identifications that lead elderly conservatives to slowly shake their heads and mutter incoherently about the mounting degradation of moral fortitude in modern society.


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