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Is Julian Assange still an Australian citizen?

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What nationality is Julian Assange?

Julian Assange, is still an Australian citizen, who has been incarcerated in the United Kingdom’s Belmarsh jail since 2019.

He previously hid in Ecuador’s London embassy for several years to escape being extradited to Sweden on sex crime charges.

What nationality is Julian Assange?

Julian Assange is an Australian, born and grew up there with his family.
In late 2019, Swedish prosecutors withdrew a nine-year investigation into a rape allegation against Assange, removing the necessity for the United Kingdom to choose between extraditing him to Sweden or the United States.

Is Julian Assange still an Australian citizen?

According to Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Julian Assange is “free to return home” if a US extradition bid fails in British courts.

Australian lawmakers also urged the US to dismiss its espionage lawsuit against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Morrison’s remarks came a day after a British judge denied a US extradition request for Assange, who is wanted on criminal charges including breaching espionage laws, citing Assange’s mental health issues as a reason for his suicide risk.

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