Andrew Stone at the NZ Herald:
A leading human rights lawyer yesterday hit out at a decision banning a West Papua independence activist from speaking at Parliament.
Jennifer Robinson, a member of Julian Assange’s defence team, is in New Zealand briefly with Benny Wenda, a leader of the self-determination campaign for West Papua, which is under Indonesian control.
Is the right not to be raped not a human right? Is it a human right to flee justice rather than fight rape charges in court?
Not sure how you can be called a leading human rights lawyer, when you argue against alleged victims of rape being given a chance to have their case heard in court.
Note I am not saying Assange is guilty of rape. I am saying that he is not above the law, and should fight his case in court. It’s paranoid nonsense to suggest two hard core left-wing anti-US activist Swedish women are part of a plot to get him to the United States.