/ 11 April 2024

Biden considering Assange’s case

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

US President Joe Biden said America is considering a request to drop charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The Australian journalist is currently in a UK jail awaiting a decision on his extradition to the US where he is charged with 18 counts of espionage. The US alleges Assange published a trove of classified documents, including the personal information of US defence workers, which endangered lives. Australia has repeatedly called for the US to drop the case against Assange. When asked overnight by a reporter about Australia’s request, Biden said “We’re considering it”. In late March, Assange won a brief legal reprieve when a UK court asked for assurances from the US – due by April 16 – that his extradition wouldn’t endanger his life. The case is set to be back in court on May 20.

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