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Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer for the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP) Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer for the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP)  

Julian Assange’s lawyer prevented from boarding flight

Steven Nelson (admin)
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A lawyer for the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has said she was stopped at Heathrow airport and told she was on a watch list requiring official approval before she could return to her native Australia.

Jennifer Robinson said a member of airport security told her she “must have done something controversial” and that they would have to contact the Australian high commission in London before letting her on her flight.

The Australian human rights lawyer was later allowed on to a plane bound for Sydney, where she is due to speak at the Commonwealth Law Conference on Friday.

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