Biden ‘considering’ Australian request to drop Assange case

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden said Wednesday he was “considering” a request by Australia to drop the prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage charges.
Australia’s parliament passed a motion in February with the prime minister’s support calling for an end to the legal saga surrounding Assange, who has been held in Britain since 2019 while fighting extradition to the United States.
“We’re considering it,” Biden replied at the White House when asked by a reporter if he had a response to Australiaa’s request.

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