Julian Assange: Does Wikileaks founder have a powerful ally in new Australian PM? bbc.com

After more than a decade spent trying to avoid extradition from the UK, Julian Assange is running out of time and options.

But with the election of a new government in his native Australia last month, his supporters hope he has a new, powerful ally. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has previously spoken against Mr Assange’s incarceration, and the activist’s family are counting on him to put pressure on the UK as the deadline for a critical deportation decision looms.

The Wikileaks founder is wanted in the US over classified documents leaked in 2010 and 2011, which it says broke the law and endangered lives. But Mr Assange’s supporters say the reports exposed US wrongdoing in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and were in the public interest. Läs artikel