Australian Parliament wants WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange back home, not sent to US

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Australian Parliament wants WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange back home, not sent to US

After MPs increased pressure on the US and UK by passing a motion demanding that the Australian national be permitted to return home, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia expressed his hope on Thursday for a peaceful resolution to the trial of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The days leading up to Assange’s appeal against his extradition to the United States on espionage charges, which the London High Court will hear next week, Albanese told Parliament, were a “critical period.”

“Hopefully, this can be worked out. I’m hoping for a peaceful resolution. Although Australia has no right to meddle in other nations’ legal systems, it is appropriate for us to express our strong opinion that those nations must consider the urgency of getting this resolved, Albanese said.

“This thing cannot just go on and on and on indefinitely, regardless of where people stand,” Albanese continued.

Assange’s wife expressed her fear that her husband would pass away in prison during a press conference in London, saying that the forthcoming hearing is a matter of life and death.

Stella Assange stated, “Every day he stays in prison, his life is at risk.” “He will not survive if he is extradited.”

Starting on Tuesday, Assange will be the subject of a two-day hearing in the High Court regarding the possibility of granting him a complete appeal to contest his extradition. His supporters worry that he might be sent to the United States right away if he loses at that point, depriving him of the opportunity to file an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights before he has used up all of his legal options in England.

Assange’s wife expressed her fear that her husband would pass away in prison during a press conference in London, saying that the forthcoming hearing is a matter of life and death.

Stella Assange stated, “Every day he stays in prison, his life is at risk.” “He will not survive if he is extradited.”

Starting on Tuesday, Assange will be the subject of a two-day hearing in the High Court regarding the possibility of granting him a complete appeal to contest his extradition. His supporters worry that he might be sent to the United States right away if he loses at that point, depriving him of the opportunity to file an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights before he has used up all of his legal options in England.

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