Assange Will Get Aboriginal Passport

Symbolic move comes from group in his native Australia
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2012 1:13 PM CDT
In this Feb. 1, 2012, file photo, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, arrives at the Supreme Court in London.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

(Newser) – Just Julian Assange's luck: He's being offered a passport, but it's from a nation that doesn't exist. In a symbolic gesture of support, an Aboriginal group in his native Australia today issued the passport in his name and presented it to Assange's father, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The Indigenous Social Justice Association is fighting for sovereignty within Australia, and it wanted to express solidarity with Assange, who it says has been left high and dry by the Australian government. Assange, meanwhile, remains in the Ecuador embassy in London as he tries to avoid extradition to Sweden. (Read more Julian Assange stories.)

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