AU Attorney threatens to Prosecute Palin for Inciting Violence if she Visits Australia
Sarah Palin and extremist Republicans are under fire in Australia. Partly because of extradition calls for Wikileaks founder Assange, the Australians are mad as Hell. Because of Palin and others inciteful websites and remarks which many in the States have claimed they have some culpability in the violent attack against Represetnative Giffords, an Australian Attorney is threatening to prosecute them for inciting violence if they step on Australian territory.
Under Australian law, inciting violence is a serious crime: an offense which could even trigger the prosecution of members of the US political class and mainstream media who called for the assassination of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to his attorney.
Comments by Robert Stary, Assange’s Melbourne-based lawyer, were carried in the US by a Friday broadcast of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.
“Our main concern is really the possible extradition to the US,” he said. “We’ve been troubled by the sort of rhetoric that has come out of various commentators and principally Republican politicians — Sarah Palin and the like — saying Mr. Assange should be executed, assassinated.”
Stary added: “Certainly if Sarah Palin or any of those other politicians come to Australia, for whatever purpose, then we can initiate a private prosecution, and that’s what we intend to do.”
- Julian Assange’s Lawyer Will Press Charges Against Sarah Palin If She Visits Australia (mediaite.com)
- Julian Assange: Prosecute Palin, Limbaugh And Huckabee For “Incitements To Kill” (mediaite.com)
- WikiLeaks Condemns Tucson Shooting Spree, Calls For Prosecution of ‘Senior Politicians, Media Commentators’ For ‘Incitements to Kill’ (bradblog.com)
- Assange calls Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee “idiots” (newstatesman.com)