Julian Assange will be awarded an aboriginal passport
It may not help him deal with British police, but WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange will soon have an aboriginal passport.
According to a joint news release issued today by the Indigenous Social Justice Association, the WikiLeaks Coalition, and the Australia-based Support Assange group, the whistle-blower's father, John Shipton, will accept an "Aboriginal Land Passport" at a ceremony on Saturday (September 15).
"The Passports are for use by Non-Aboriginal people only and can only be used to travel through the Aboriginal Nations," the groups stated. "This does not apply to Aborigines as we have our own cultural methods of travelling through Country."
The groups have called on the Australian government to negotiate with the U.K. to arrange for Assange's passage to Ecuador, where he has been granted asylum.
Assange remains in Ecuador's London embassy as Sweden continues to seek his extradition to answer questions concerning a rape investigation.