13 March, 2012 – By Joanne Shoebridge
The mother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says she is fuelled by anger and the pursuit of justice for her son.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is waiting to find out whether the British Supreme Court has upheld his appeal against extradition to Sweden.
The one-time Goolmangar primary school student has been fighting extradition to face questioning over an alleged sexual assault in Sweden.
He fears that could lead to extradition to the United States and graver charges relating to the publication of military documents.
His mother Christine Assange, now living in Queensland, spoke to ABC North Coast’s Joanne Shoebridge about her concerns for her son.
“It’s a rollercoaster, I have my good days and my bad days,” Ms Assange said.
“However, I’m not just fighting for Julian because he’s my son, obviously that’s my primary reason, but I’m also drawing strength from the fact I’ve investigated this case probably more than any other journalist in Australia because I’m his mother and I have the time and the interest.
“The facts show that Julian is being framed and because I’m able to prove that, that gives me extra anger over what’s happening and justice is a very good fueller of action and strength.”