December 16, 2022, 08:15 – Public News Service – OSN
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he intends to USA extradition to the homeland of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He stressed that he sees no “constructive purpose” in the further imprisonment of the Australian citizen, since “everything that has already happened to him is enough,” writes Conversation.
Albanese specified that he would continue to use all diplomatic means to achieve this goal.” He stated that he had already raised this topic more than once in conversations with representatives of Washington.
The case against Assange was initiated after WikiLeaks published documents on US actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sweden also filed rape charges against Assange in 2010. Since 2012, Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has been hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in Britain. However, in 2019 he was deprived of political asylum. Since that time he has been in Belmarsh Prison in London.
On June 17, the Minister of the Interior of the Kingdom, Priti Patel, approved the extradition of Assange to the United States. He faces 175 years in prison.
Earlier, the Public News Service reported that the former world number one among men, Boris Becker, served eight months in prison Great Britain and now left for Germany.