On October 8th, 2012 a British Court determined that those people that stood surety for Julian Assange in November 2010 to keep him out of prison should forfeit £93,000, which had to be paid by Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. Vaughan Smith’s share was £12,000 and the sureties all paid up.
On the first hearing on September 4th, 2012, the court expressed interest in what the sureties were doing publicly to urge Mr Assange to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy. Vaughan Smith, acting as spokesman for the group made the following statement at the next hearing in court.
Download District Judge Riddle’s ruling as a PDF here.
Vaughan Smith receives no wage from his work at the Frontline Club, instead supporting his family from occasional farming profits and income from his freelance journalism. While refunding Vaughan’s lost £12,000 would risk seeing it confiscated by the court, it is possible instead to support Vaughan’s journalism or provide funds out of concern for possible hardship.
You can assist Vaughan Smith and support his journalism in the following ways:
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