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Why Julian Assange must go free

Canberra's commitment to US efforts to contain China make an ideal bargaining chip

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Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Jan 13: the Assange case is about freedom of speech.   © Reuters

Greg Barns is an Australian lawyer and adviser to the Australian Assange Campaign.

Visiting Julian Assange in London's Belmarsh Prison last month for the first time in six months, his partner Stella Morris said the WikiLeaks founder looked much thinner than last time she saw him.

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