Assange partner in Twitter appeal for Trump to issue pardon

John Dunne
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Julian Assange (Getty Images)
Julian Assange (Getty Images)

Julian Assange’s partner has appealed to US President Donald Trump to pardon him.

Stella Moris used Thanksgiving Day to issue a plea to the president after he pardoned ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Ms Moris made a personal plea to Mr Trump through Twitter, saying it was the only channel he seems to value.

Including a picture of her and Mr Assange’s two children, she tweeted: “These are Julian’s sons Max and Gabriel. They need their father. Our family needs to be whole again. I beg you, please bring him home for Christmas.”

She also said that Mr Assange was a cousin of Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a lecturer at Melbourne University who was reportedly released from an Iranian jail yesterday following two years in detention.

On Dr Moore-Gilbert’s release, she said: “Like Julian, Kylie was charged in a bogus espionage case. She was tried in secret and convicted to 10 years. She spent two years in Iran’s most notorious prisons. There has barely been news about her case, other than letters smuggled from prison.

“Julian has petitioned Iran’s leaders to release her earlier this year. I told Julian the news over the phone. He wants to express his gratitude to Australian and UK diplomats for securing her freedom.”

She that said that 49 inmates and 15 staff on his wing at Belmarsh prison in London had now tested positive for coronavirus, while he has tested negative.

Mr Assange is reportedly been let out of quarantine since the outbreak, along with others who have tested negative.

A Prison Service spokesman said: “We’ve introduced further safety measures following a number of positive cases.”

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