Australian PM urges US and UK to stop Assange extradition

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has urged the US and UK governments to halt the extradition process against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “That’s enough,” Albanese said in an interview with Radio ABC as reported Anadolu.

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During the interview, the Australian Prime Minister said that his country’s position on the Assange case was very clear and that he had shared this position with the United States and the United Kingdom.

“I agree that enough is enough. It’s time for this issue to end,” Albanese said, through a statement on his office’s official website.

“And I have made it clear to the US and UK governments that my view has not changed from my previous view as Leader of the Opposition that it is time for this issue to come to a head. end,” he added.

Albanese said the Australian government was handling the issue diplomatically and Canberra had made its position clear to its friends.

Assange, who is an Australian citizen, is being held in Britain. Last year, Britain authorized his extradition to the United States, a country that is hunting him for Assange’s alleged role in spying and disseminating classified US military information.

The US Department of Justice said Assange was part of “the largest classified information leak case in US history”.

In November last year, a number of the world’s major media outlets joined forces to urge the United States to drop the charges against the WikiLeaks founder and drop the charges against him in a bid to protect journalism .

Read also : UK judge rejects Julian Assange’s extradition to US

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