Australia won’t conduct ‘megaphone diplomacy’ on Julian Assange amid calls to intervene

Labor government urged to do more to stop Australian WikiLeaks co-founder’s extradition to US from UK

The Albanese government insists it will not conduct “diplomacy by megaphone” as it faces calls to do more to prevent the extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US.

On Saturday, the British home secretary, Priti Patel, approved the extradition of Assange to the US, where he is charged with breaching the US Espionage Act and faces up to 175 years in jail if convicted. He has 14 days to appeal the decision.

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