Law Council statement on Julian Assange


The president of the Law Council, Glenn Ferguson, has issued a press statement urging the Australian Government to continue its consular assistance to Julian Assange and cautioned that any possible charges relating to leaked cables should be dealt with by due process.

"The Law Council considers that any person accused of a crime is entitled to the presumption of innocence and a fair trial in relation to the matters for which he or she is brought before a court, irrespective of whether that is within Australia or overseas", said Mr Ferguson.

**14 December 2010 **

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