WikiLeaks lawyer vows to prosecute Palin if she goes to Australia

In a Facebook post in December, Sarah Palin wrote that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be “pursued with the same urgency as al-Qaida and Taliban leaders.” Robert Stary, an Australian lawyer for Assange, tells National Public Radio he’ll pursue a “private prosecution” of Palin if she ever sets foot on Aussie soil. Her remark is essentially a call for Assange’s execution, Stary says.

“Our main concern is really the possible extradition [of Assange] to the U.S. 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.” …

Anyone who incites others to commit violence against his client, even outside Australia, Stary says, is violating Australian law and can be held accountable for it.

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