Julian Assange’s life ‘in hands of Australian government’, wife Stella says

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‘Extradition in this case is a matter of life and death,’ campaigner tells National Press Club

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Stella Assange has said the life of her husband, Julian Assange, is “in the hands of the Australian government” as she pleaded for Canberra to do more to influence the US to stop the pursuit of the WikiLeaks founder.

For more than 1,500 days Julian Assange has been waiting behind bars in London under threat of extradition to the US, where he faces a 175-year sentence on espionage charges for leaking classified military documents.

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