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Assange brother thanks Lula for support to WikiLeaks co-founder

The Assange family spoke before the Brazilian Congress, asking for support against the possible extradition of the WikiLeaks co-founder to the U.S.

Pro-Assange poster in London, as the extradition case against him began being heard before a British court. Photo: Katherine Da Silva/Shutterstock

Filmmaker Gabriel Shipton, a brother of Julian Assange, on Wednesday thanked former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for supporting the WikiLeaks co-founder in his campaign against extradition to the U.S.

“I want to thank your ex-President Lula da Silva for his support,” Mr. Shipton said during a hearing at the House Human Rights Committee. “He has been a great champion of Julian’s, and his statements have encouraged many around the world in Julian’s movement.”

Lula and his Workers’ Party have spoken several times in favor of Mr. Assange, who has been held in a British prison since 2019,...

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