Christine Assange is the mother of infamous journalist/ whistleblower Julian Assange, otherwise known as the founder of WikiLeaks.
Her son is currently in police custody after he was taken from the Ecuadorian embassy in London –where he had been living since 2012.
Christine’s has been Julian’s biggest supporter and defender for the past seven years since he’s been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange took refuge in the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.
Her 47-year-old son came to international attention as the founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. Julian faces a pile of legal issues including US federal conspiracy charges related to one of the largest ever leaks of government secrets, in addition he could face a renewed investigation into the rape allegation in Sweden.
Christine, who is active on social media writes on Twitter “Mother of journalist Julian Assange, detained 8 yrs without charge for exposing corruption”
Following her son’s arrest she Christine Assange lashed out at Theresa May, accusing the British PM of using her son’s arrest to divert attention from “her Brexit dog’s breakfast.”
Christine often speaks about her son to media, she has commented on the US-led efforts to frame-up her son and extradite him to America on bogus espionage charges, as well as the perfidious role played by the Australian government, the opposition Labor Party and the mainstream media.
Christine Assange was born Christine Ann Hawkins in 1951 in Sydney. She is a visual artist by profession. She became pregnant with Julian while dating John Shipton –an anti-war activist and builder. The two separated before she gave birth to her first born, Julian Paul Hawkins on July 3, 1971.
Around the time her son was 1-year-old she tied the knot to actor, Richard Brett Assange –with whom she ran a small theater company. The couple however ended in divorce in 1979.
She then got romantically involved with Leif Hamilton and became pregnant with his child. She gave birth to another son, however that relationship also ended in the early 80’s. Before Julian Assange turned 18, he and his family had relocated more than a dozen times.
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