Judge seeks translator for Assange who is fluent in ‘Australian’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suing Ecuador, the country that has been protecting him ever since he jumped bail in London on sexual misconduct charges in 2012. Assange claims that Ecuador is violating his rights of asylum by limiting his internet access in the London embassy and requiring that he take care of his cat, but the suit is already off to a bumpy start. According to local media in Australia, Assange can’t understand his English language translator and needs someone fluent in “Australian.” The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Assange is present for the court proceedings via Skype as…

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