UK decision to extradite Julian Assange

  • Joint statement with:
  • The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP

The Australian Government notes the decision of the United Kingdom Home Secretary to extradite Julian Assange to the United States.

We also note that Mr Assange has several avenues through which he can appeal this decision.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will continue to offer consular assistance to Mr Assange, noting that Australia is not a party to Mr Assange’s case, nor can the Australian government intervene in the legal matters of another country.

We will continue to convey our expectations that Mr Assange is entitled to due process, humane and fair treatment, access to proper medical care, and access to his legal team. 

The Australian Government has been clear in our view that Mr Assange’s case has dragged on for too long and that it should be brought to a close. 

We will continue to express this view to the governments of the United Kingdom and United States.

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