letter to Kevin Rudd
To the Australian Foreign Office
Dear Kevin Rudd,
I am writing to you today because I fear for the safety of an Australian citizen. He is being held under no charge having had no evidence laid before him, tagged like a criminal, under house arrest with a bond in excess of $350,000 au and the threat of extradition and possible assassination or even false imprisonment and execution lying before him.
No statements have been made by our government to express horror at this state of affairs, no, quite the reverse. He has been charged in public by our prime minster with a criminal act and abandoned to a system that allows extradition on these terms with just the offer of consular help from our government.
I would like to add my voice and the voice of many of my friends and people that I know to that of the leader of the Greens Bob Brown ,when he said that more needed to be done to materially assist Mr Assange.
"What we need from the Foreign Minister or the Attorney-General is very clear evidence that the Australian government is materially assisting to ensure that Assange’s legal rights are met and that everything’s done to ensure that he is not fitted out with a process to have him extradited to Sweden and then to the US.”
Please help to bring home this son of Australia for whom we should all feel proud.
With his court case scheduled for this july 12/13,I will hope for a speedy reply
Yours Guy Charles Patten
So i take the letter in to my federal Liberal MP for casey Tony Smith , well i figured that the government who are labour/greens couldn`t lose it then and i`m told it will go to Canbera the next day , cool .
Last week i get a call from his lovely and very helpful assistant, asking me if i would like to talk to Tony , great i think assuming all types of possibilities .I turn up at the allotted time and a beaming Tony greets me with a firm manly handshake yes we sent that letter of for you ,but we havn`t heard anything back from them yet , ah well i said i expected as much i said , not that i agree with Wikileaks or Julian Assange , he said , oh i said , no , dangerous and very irresponsible what he`s doing i don`t agree at all ,he said ,,,after a brief discussion about whether JA was under charges ,the EAW and his grudging admittance that JA did actually deserve consular help even though he personally really didn`t like the guy ,i couldn`t take it any more and had to break ranks by moving the discussion onto Thorium , before i had charges laid on me ,amazingly enough he was even more ignorant on this subject , who would of known.
By the time my time was up Tony scuttled eagerly through the door and away from me .
shaking with frustration and anger i took to my car and home.
Thought for the day , i still have never met a polly that i like , let alone that pompous s##t .Linkback: http://www.wikileaks-forum.com/accountability-progress/32/well-i-got-angry-and-had-to-write-a-letter/3884/