New ‘high-level push’ to free Julian Assange

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains imprisoned – awaiting a decision on his extradition case related to the publication of confidential documents – there is a new “high-level push” to have him released, says Sky News host Brent O’Halloran.

This week marks 10 years since the WikiLeaks founder was first detained in the UK; he is currently held in London’s Belmarsh prison and is fighting against extradition to the US to face charges.

If convicted, the charges, which include the new allegations of conspiring to hack government computers and espionage, could lead to a maximum sentence of 175 years behind bars.

Interpretations of Mr Assange’s actions vary greatly as a result of the sensitivity of the confidential documents at hand; exposing wrongdoing earned him and his company many awards, but also put him under scrutiny from US officials.

Mr O’Halloran said he can now exclusively reveal a new “high-level push to bring him home – with the help of US President Donald Trump”.

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