Thursday, March 10, 2011

Assange's mother hits out at Gillard


JULIAN Assange's mother has lashed out at Julia Gillard, accusing her of ''character assassination'' and prejudicing her son's right to a fair trial.

Christine Assange was responding to criticisms of the media and ''myths'' in their coverage of Assange and WikiLeaks made by the Prime Minister in an interview with The Age last week.

Ms Assange ridiculed Ms Gillard's statement that her personal view of Assange did not affect the government assistance given to him.

''Are you serious? A prime minister publicly accuses one of her own citizens as having committed an 'illegal act' and impugns his character ahead of the most publicized case in the world this decade - and you think it has no effect?''

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